Short Bio of Prof. Jeroen（耶鲁安教授）
Jeroen van de Weijer is professor of English linguistics at Shenzhen University, especially interested in research on phonological structure, phonetics, linguistic variation, morphology, psycholinguistics and language acquisition.
He graduated from the University of Nijmegen (in Holland) with an honorary bachelor's degree in 1989 (his supervisor was Carlos Gussenhoven), spending one year at University College London , where he was fortunate enough to attend a very wide range of courses in linguistics, taught by John Harris, Jonathan Kaye (at SOAS), John Wells, Alan Cruttenden, Theodora Bynon (SOAS), and others, and participate in numerous linguistic events. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics from Leiden University in 1994, on the topic of segmental structure (especially affricates and other types of ‘complex segments’). His supervisor was Harry van der Hulst, who is now at the University of Connecticut, and with whom he continues to cooperate (most recently, on a 1000-page manuscript on vowel harmony, which was recently finished and will be published by Oxford University Press in 2018, and several articles).
At Leiden University, after his PhD he taught more than 10 years (mostly in phonology but also in English teaching and Dutch linguistics), and was vice-director of the research institute Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. He is a member of the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies, a research institute in the quiet suburbs of The Hague where he spent one year away from teaching, working on several books.
In September 2009, he was hired by Shanghai International Studies University as a linguistics professor at the School of English Studies. In early 2010, he won the honorary certificate of Oriental Scholar (awarded the title of Distinguished Professor and obtained relevant research fund) issued by the Shanghai Education Commission. In 2013 was awarded the Silver Magnolia Award by Shanghai Municipal Government. In July 2018, he was hired by Shenzhen University.
He is a prolific author of numerous books on Optimality Theory, Japanese linguistics, Dutch linguistics and Chinese linguistics. He authored Optimality Theory: Phonology, Syntax and Acquisition (Oxford University Press, 2000) and 30 other linguistics, books, published by Mouton de Gruyter, John Benjamins and other international authoritative publishers; published about 50 peer-reviewed articles, in Lingua, Acta Linguistica, Linguistics, Journal of Chinese Linguistics and other first-class academic journals; Invited to give many speeches at international academic conferences. He has maintained long-term and deep cooperation with linguists in Europe and Asia (China, Japan and South Korea). His articles have been cited in international journals close to a 1000 times.
He is currently working on a number of articles/projects, including a phonetic study of the Taizhou dialect (a Wu language), a phonetic study of the Saraiki language (spoken in Pakistan), acquisition of intonation by Chinese learners of English, two chapters on Dependency Phonology with Harry van der Hulst, a book on the nature vs. nurture debate with Harry, a book on a minority language in Holland, a phonology textbook for students from Asia, and several articles on the synchronic and historical morphology of English. He prefers teamwork rather than solitary research.