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Haiyang Ai

Title: Asst Professor
Office: 615P Teachers College
Tel: 513-556-5116
Email: aihg@ucmail.uc.edu
Web: http://aihaiyang.com

Haiyang Ai received his PhD in Applied Linguistics from The Pennsylvania State University in 2015. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Literacy and Second Language Studies program in the School of Education at the University of Cincinnati. His research focuses on corpus linguistics, intelligent computer-assisted language learning, and second language acquisition. His scholarly work has occurred in Journal of Second Language Writing, ReCALLWorld Englishes, and International Journal of Asian Language Processing.


  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2015 (Applied Linguistics).
  • M.A., University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 2006 (Linguistics & Applied Linguistics).
  • B.A., Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, 2003 (English).

Research Information

Research Support

  • Haiyang Ai, Promoting second language acquisition through concept-based instruction and intelligent computer-assisted language learning , Penn State College of Liberal Arts RGSO Dissertation Support Grant . 1990. BAD DATE to BAD DATE. Status: Completed.


Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Ai, Haiyang; You, Xiaoye (2015). The grammatical features of English in a Chinese Internet discussion forum. World Englishes, 34 (2), 211-230.
  • Lu, Xiaofei; Ai, Haiyang (2015). Syntactic complexity in college-level English writing: Differences among writers with diverse L1 backgrounds. Journal of Second Language Writing, 29, 16-27.
  • Haiyang Ai (2017). Providing graduated corrective feedback in an intelligent computer-assisted language learning environment. . ReCALL, 29 (3), 313-334.
  • Ai, Haiyang (2012). The expression of stance in Mandarin Chinese: A corpus-based study of stance adverbs.. International Journal of Asian Language Processing, 22 (1), 1-14.

Book Chapters

  • Ai, Haiyang & Lu, Xiaofei (2012). A corpus-based comparison of syntactic complexity in NNS and NS university students writing. Automatic Treatment and Analysis of Learner Corpus Data (pp.249-264). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Haiyang Ai and Xiaoye You (2017). Lexis-grammar interface in Chinese English: A corpus study of the prototypical ditransitive verb GIVE. Researching Chinese English: State of the Art Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Wang, Ben Pin-Yun, Lu, Xiaofei, Hsu, Chan-Chia, Lin, Eric Po-Chung, & Ai, Haiyang. (In Press). Linguistic metaphor identification in Chinese. MIPVU in Multiple Languages Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • Ai, Haiyang and Ma, Fengyang (2017). A corpus-based dynamic approach to providing corrective feedback in L2 writing: A focus on verb-noun collocations, Columbus, OH.
  • Ai, Haiyang and Ma, Fengyang (2016). Creating a 10-million-word English-Chinese parallel corpus. , Orlando, FL.

Additional Information

I am looking for prospective doctoral students interested in corpus linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, second language writing, and second language acquisition. If you are interested, please email me a copy of your CV.

For more information about my reseach, please visit my personal website at aihaiyang.com

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