About me

Jiehai Liu is a guest researcher at the Leiden University Center for Linguistics hosted by Prof. Dr. Sjef Barbiers. He holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from Nanjing University, China. His research interests include syntax, cognitive grammar, construction grammar, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence. Currently, he is doing research on mirativity in Chinese constructions at Leiden University. Two parts of his research are involved. The first is to use cognitive construction grammar to examine the mechanism of mirativity production and comprehension. In addition, the study of miratives in Chinese and other languages can be supported using natural language processing and machine learning technologies.


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 and Applied 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
Supervisor: prof. Sanning HE


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