About me

I am a linguist and teacher working at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China. I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from Nanjing University with prof. dr. ZHANG Ren as my advisor. I studied Cognitive Grammar and other major cognitive linguistics theories, and my research interests include syntax, Cognitive Grammar, construction grammar, comparative syntax, and digital humanities.


Leiden University, the Netherlands

Postdoc/guest researcher, Leiden Center for Lingusitics / Leiden Center for Digital Humanities (Feb. 2022 - )
Supervisor: prof. dr. Sjef Barbiers
Funded by the China Scholarship Council

University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Visiting researcher, Grammar & Cognition research group (Aug. 2014 - Aug. 2015)
Host: prof. dr. Enoch O. Aboh
Funded by Jiangsu Provincial Government Scholarship, China

Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China

Associate Professor, English Department (Oct. 2020 - present)
Lecturer, English Department (June 2008 - Oct. 2020)
Teaching Assistant, English Department (Aug. 2003 - June 2008)


PhD in Linguistics

Nanjing University, China (Sept. 2012 - Sept. 2020)
Dissertation: The adverbial function and mirativity of verbal classifier constructions in Mandarin Chinese: A Cognitive Grammar account
Supervisor: prof. dr. Ren ZHANG

MA in Linguistics

Nanjing Normal University, China (Sept. 2004 - June 2007)
Thesis: Formal semantic analysis of quantifier scope ambiguity in English
Supervisors: prof. dr. Lianhe SI, prof. dr. Bing XIN

BA in English Language and Literature

Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China (Sept. 1999 - June 2003)
Thesis: English translation skills of cultural concepts with Chinese characteristics
Mentor: prof. Sanning HE


Email: liujiehai@nuist.edu.cn
Last update: Jan. 11, 2023