First name: Jie
Last name: Ren
Phone: +1-401-523-8279 (cellphone) +1-401-863-1528 (office)
Mailing Address: Box 1978,
PVD, RI, 02912,
(1) Universal phonological constraints on infant language acquisition;.
(2) Phonological details on infant lexical representation.
Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
Brown University, USA
Ph.D. Student in Cognitive Science
Center for Studies of Chinese as a Second Language (CSCSL)
Beijing Language and Culture University, China
Master of Arts
Major in Second Language Acquisition
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Hebei Normal University, China
Bachelor of Arts (conferred: July, 2006)
Major in Chinese Linguistics and Literature
Honors and Prizes
- 2006--2007: First-class Graduate Scholarship of BLCU
- 2004: National Scholarship for Excellent University Students of P. R. China
- 2004-2005: First-class Undergraduate Scholarship of HNU
- 2004-2005: The Title of “Excellent Student Leader of Hebei Province”
- 2004: The Top Prize in The 1st International Foreign Language Contest for Youth
- 2004: Third Prize in National English Contest for College Students
- 2003--2004: First-class Undergraduate Scholarship of HNU
- 2002--2003: First-class Undergraduate Scholarship of HNU
Publications and Conference Presentations
- Ren Jie & Gao Liqun (2008). Phonological Grammar is Categorical and Gradient. The International Symposium of Phonetic Frontiers, April 2008, Beijing.
- Ren Jie & Gao Liqun (2008). Syntax is Free from Phonology--The Prosodic-driven PF Movement Hypothesis. The 12th Symposium on Contemporary Linguistics, October 2008, Wuhan.
- Ren Jie & Gao Liqun (Forthcoming). On Stress Assignment Algorithms of Mandarin Disyllabic Compound Words. The 7th Pan-Asiatic International Symposium on Languages and Linguistics, December 2008, Guangzhou.
- Ren Jie & Gao Liqun (under review). An OT Mechanism for the Mora Distribution of Mandarin Disyllabic Neutral Tone Words. The World Chinese Teaching.
Research Experience Research assistant in the Cognitive Science Lab of Center for Studies of Chinese as a Second Language (CSCSL) of Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU).Responsibilities: Experiment designing, experiment conducting, data collecting and data analyzing
- Assistant in the project “Acquisition and Cognition of Chinese Phonology by L2 Learners and the Corresponding Teaching Strategies” (funded by Huoyingdong Educational foundation). No.81089
- Assistant in the project “Studies on Mandarin Phonology Acquisition by L2 learners and
its Application to Teaching” (Funded by China National Foundation of Social Science). No.02CYY003
- Assistant in the project “Study on the Inter-language Data Base of Chinese as a Second Language and Its Application to Second Language Acquisition” (cooperated with
Hong Kong Baptist University). No.HKBU2066-00H
Academic and Professional Certificates
- Member of the Linguistics Society of China, granted in April，2008
- Anticipated, 06/2009: Advanced Level Certificate for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign
Language, conferred by National Office of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language under the
Ministry of Education
- Present—05/2007: Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development
Chinese Instructor, Responsibilities: Teaching Chinese to Australian Youth Ambassadors
- Present—11/2007: Global IELTS School
TOEFL Teacher, Responsibilities: Teaching TOEFL Speaking and Writing
Social Activity and Miscellaneous Info
- Present-2007: One of the Sopranos of the International Choir of BLCU
- Present-2007: Associate Director of the Entertaining Department of the Student Union at CSCSL
- 2006: Assistant in the graduate administration office of College of Humanities and Social sciences, HNU
- 2002-2006: Monitor of my class
- 1999-2002: President of Student Council
- Enthusiastic, Confident, Diligent, Principled and Responsible
- Ph.D. Supervisor: James L. Morgan. Professor, Director of Matcalf Infant Research Laboratory, Brown University, USA.
- M.A. Supervisor: Gao Liqun, Professor, Psychologist, Director of the Cognitive Science Lab, Center for Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, Beijing Language and Culture University, China.