Haiyang Ai

Haiyang Ai

Assistant Professor

615P Teachers College
Cincinnati, Ohio Phone (513) 556-5116
Email haiyang.ai@uc.edu

Professional Summary

Haiyang Ai received his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Pennsylvania State University in 2015. He is currently an 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, ReCALL, Language TestingWorld Englishes, Language and Sociocultural Theory, and Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.


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 Support

Investigators:Haiyang Ai 2013 -2014 Pennsylvania State University College of Liberal Arts RGSO Dissertation Support Grant "Promoting second language acquisition through concept-based instruction and intelligent computer-assisted language learning." $1990 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Haiyang Ai 2017 -2018 University of Cincinnati CECH Faculty Development Grant "A corpus-driven approach to verb-noun collocation identification, extraction, and error correction." Role:PI $2500.00 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Haiyang Ai 2017 -2017 University of Cincinnati “12-week NCFDD Faculty Success Program virtual boot camp.” Role:PI $3250.00 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Haiyang Ai 2016 -2017 University of Cincinnati CECH Faculty Development Grant "Developing a computational tool for providing graduated corrective feedback in second language writing." Role:PI $2000.00 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Xuetao Wei, Haiyang Ai, and Song Ju 2016 -2016 CECH IT Innovation Lab Grant "Can children understand Android app descriptions?" Role:Co-PI $6000.00 Completed Type:Grant


Peer Reviewed Publications

Ai, H. & You, X. (2015. ) The grammatical features of English in a Chinese Internet discussion forum .World Englishes, , 34 (2 ) ,211-230

Lu, X. & Ai, H. (2015. ) Syntactic complexity in college-level English writing: Differences among writers with diverse L1 backgrounds .Journal of Second Language Writing, , 29 ,16-27

Ai, H. (2017. ) Providing graduated corrective feedback in an intelligent computer-assisted language learning environment.ReCALL, , 29 (3 ) ,313-334 More Information

Ai, H. (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

Ma, F., Ai, H., Xiao, T., Guo, T., & Pae, H. Speech perception in a second language: Hearing is believing—seeing is not. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, ,

Xian, Z., Liu, J., Ai, H. (2020. ) Pseudowords and guessing in the Yes/No format vocabulary test.Language Testing, , 37 (1 ) ,6-30 More Information

Ma, F. & Ai, H. (2018. ) Chinese learners of English see Chinese words when reading English words.Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, , 47 (3 ) ,505-521 More Information

Ma, F., Ai, H., Xiao, T., Guo, T., & Pae, H. (2020. ) Speech perception in a second language: What you see and what you hear matters.Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, , 73 (6 ) ,881-890 More Information

Ai, H. A concept-based approach to the instruction of the Chinese ba-construction .Language and Sociocultural Theory, ,

Book Chapter

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 (Author)

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. (2019 ) Linguistic metaphor identification in Chinese MIPVU around the world .Amsterdam, John Benjamins

Ai, H., & Lu, X. (2018 ) Exploring the interdisciplinary synergy between sociocultural theory and intelligent computer-assisted language learning The Routledge handbook of sociocultural theory and second language development .(pp. 409-421).New York: NY, Routledge


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. Conference. Level:International

Ai, Haiyang and Ma, Fengyang (2016. ) Creating a 10-million-word English-Chinese parallel corpus. .Orlando, FL. Conference. Level:International

Other 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,

Contact Information

Academic - 615P Teachers College
Cincinnati  Ohio, Phone: (513) 556-5116