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.


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, PRC

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 counter-expectation prominence of verbal classifiers 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: August 31, 2022