updated on Dec. 2017
Philosophy of language, experimental philosophy, experimental semantics & pragmatics, psycholinguistics, etc.
Reference of proper names, reliability and stability of intuitions, cross-cultural differences in referential intuitions, scalar implicature, theory of mind, language acquisition and development, etc.
Sep. 2012- Dec. 2017
Ph.D., School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai
Dissertation Title: Empirical Investigations into Cross-cultural Differences in Referential Intuitions about Proper Names: A Causal and Developmental Perspective.
Supervisor: Prof. Longgen Liu and Prof. Jesse Snedeker.
Jan. 2015 – Jan. 2017
Visiting Fellow, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.
Advisor: Prof. Jesse Snedeker
Sep. 2009- March 2012
M.A., School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai.
Supervisor: Prof. Longgen Liu
MA Dissertation: An Experimental Study of Scalar Implicature from the Perspective of Relevance Theory. Distinction.
2010 – 2011
M.A., Department of Linguistics, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK.
Supervisor: Prof. Jonathan Culpeper
2005 – 2009
B.A., College of Foreign Languages, Jilin University, China.
Jincai Li, Longgen Liu, Elizabeth Chalmers & Jesse Snedeker.
What is in a name? The development of cross-cultural differences in referential intuitions. Cognition. 171: 108–111, 2018. (SSCI, IF: 3.414)
Jincai Li & Longgen Liu. 2015.
Experimental Turn in Philosophy of Language. Contemporary Linguistics, 3:273-283.
Jincai Li & Longgen Liu. 2014.
Linguistic Expertise and Semantic Intuitions. Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Education, 2:17-24.
Longgen Liu, Sijing Wu & Jincai Li. 2014.
On the Meaning of Intuition in/to the Philosophy of Language. Philosophical Inquiry, 3:157-174.
The Mechanism of Reference. Cross-cultural Experimental Semantics at the 2017 Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association. Seattle, USA. April 2017.
Who is Pickles? A Developmental Study of Reference of Proper Names. Language Development Seminar, the Department of Psychology, Harvard University. Boston, USA. Oct. 2016.
What is in a name? An investigation into the mechanism of reference of proper names. The ECOM Fall 16 Workshop: What is in a word? University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Dec. 2016.
Behind Names: Theorizing about Reference in the Era of Experimental Philosophy. Buffalo Annual Experimental Philosophy Conference, Buffalo, USA. Sep. 2016.
What is in a name? The origin and development of the cross-cultural differences in the semantics of proper names. The 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Austin, USA. June 2016.
The origin and development of cross-cultural differences in referential intuitions. The 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Texas, USA. Jan. 2017.
Are there cross-cultural differences in acquisition of reference? The 41st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, USA. Nov. 2016.
Longgen Liu & Jincai Li. 2016. Lying, Misleading, and What is Said: An Exploration in Philosophy of Language and in Ethics by Jennifer M. Saul (2012). Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, Shanghai.
Longgen Liu & Jincai Li. 2015. Assessment Sensitivity–Relative Truth and its Applications by John MacFarlane (2014). Foreign Language Research Press, Beijing.