Haiyong Liu

Haiyong Liu

Associate Professor
Director of the Linguistics Program, Coordinator of Chinese

(313) 577-9937


 471 Manoogian

10303.4 5057 Woodward (Thur. 1-4PM)

Curriculum Vitae



Haiyong Liu

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  • Chinese syntax, acquisition, and pedagogy


Chinese classifiers, subjunctive mood, adjectival intensifier, object omission, and possession. 

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, UCLA
  • M.A. in Linguistics, Wayne State University
  • B.A. in English literature and Linguistics, Peking University, P. R. China

Awards and Grants

  • Office of the Vice President for Research, Arts and Humantites Support, $10,830) (2017-2018) Object drop in Chinese

    President’s Research Enhancement Program, Arts and Humanities, $10,000 (2014-2016) Encoding Counterfactuality in Chinese, Syntactically, Wayne State University

    Career Development Chair, $19,000 (2012-2014) Theoretical Linguistics and the Teaching of Chinese as a Second Language, Office of the President, Wayne State University

Selected Publications

     1. (In Press) 中英文的宾语省略比较 (A Comparison between the Object Drops of Mandarin Chinese and English) 励耕语言学刊 (Li Geng Linguistic Journal)
2. (2016) A Perilous Journey: intercultural communication through Translated Novels, with Mary Garret. In Handbook of Communication in Cross-cultural Perspective. Robert Craig (Ed.) 155-168. Taylor and Francis’s Publshing House
3. (2014) The Second Language Acquisition of Chinese Bare Nouns by English Speakers. In Advances in Chinese as a Second Language: Acquisition and Processing. N. Jiang (Ed.) 142-157. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
4. (2014) The Ba + Gei Structure and Word Order Change in Mandarin Chinese. Journal of University Language 15-2: 77-114
5. (2014) 转换生成语法框架下的汉语正反问句的生成 (The Derivation of Mandarin A-not-A Questions in the Framework of Generative Grammar). <<语言学研究>> (Linguistic Research) 15: 42-59
6. (2013) Nonverbal Communication: implications in the Chinese L2 classroom. In Studies and Global Perspectives of Second Language Teaching and Learning. J. W. Schwieter (Ed.) 27-45. Information Age Publishing
7. (In Press) 非言语信递在对外汉语课堂中的应用 (The Applications of Non-verbal Communication in a Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language Classroom). <<汉语教学学刊>> (Journal of Chinese Teaching)
8. (2012) With Sangeetha Gopakrishnan, Sandra Hobbs, and Pierluigi Erbaggio, Enhancing Student Engagement through Online Authentic Materials (The IALLT Journal for Language Learning Technologies)
9. (2011) Expletive Negation in Mandarin Cha-Dian-Mei ‘miss-bit-not’ Structure. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 39:1 123-148

Currently Teaching

  • Chinese and linguistics courses

  • Fall 2017 (Office Hours: M 1-2 (471 Manoogian) T 1-4 (Maccabbes 10303.4))

    CHI 3100 Advanced Chinese I MW 10:30-12:10, 253 Maoogian

    CHI 5220/LIN 5100 Languages of Asia W 2:30-5:00, 259 Manoogian 

Courses taught

1.      CHI 1005: Intro. To Chinese Language and Culture

2.      CHI 1010: Beginning Chinese I                        

3.      CHI 1020: Beginning Chinese II                      

4.      CHI 2010: Intermediate Chinese I                   

5.      CHI 2020: Intermediate Chinese II     

6.      CHI 3022: Intro. To Chinese Literature          

7.      CHI 3100: Advanced Chinese I

8.      CHI 3200: Advanced Chinese II

9.      CHI 2050: Gateway to Chinese Civilizations              

10.  CHI 3010: Contemporary Chinese Pop Culture

11.  CHI 3990: Summer Service and Learning Program in Rural China

 2.      Graduate

1.      CHI 5210 / LIN 5220: Introduction to Chinese Linguistics   

2.      CHI/JPN 5220 / LIN 5100: Languages of Asia

3.      CHI 5230 / LIN 5240: Grammar of Chinese

4.      CHI 5300 / LED 5300: Teaching Chinese as a Second Language