A sociolinguist by training, Dr. Chun-Yi Peng is an Associate Professor of Chinese at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. Dr. Peng’s research focuses on changing perceptions of Taiwanese Mandarin and the role of media in such ideological changes. His most recent project uses text-mining techniques to investigate the online discourse about mediatized Taiwanese Mandarin.
Dr. Peng is the campus advisor for the Critical Language Scholarship program. He helps interested students with their applications and reviews applications for the CLS program. Prior to joining BMCC, Dr. Peng taught Chinese and linguistics across CUNY campuses, including LaGuardia Community College, City Tech, and City College.
Sociolinguistics, Linguistic anthropology, and Chinese as a second language.
- Ph.D. in Linguistics, CUNY Graduate Center, 2016
- M.A. in Linguistics, Michigan State University, 2011
- B.B.A. in International Business, National Taiwan University, 2008
- Study abroad program, Australian National University, 2007-2008
- This course will introduce the student to the study of Language and Culture. The course will introduce related topics, such as bilingual/bidialectal families and bilingual education, language and gender, literacy in a changing, technological society, child language acquisition, and different dialects and registers of English. The readings will draw on works in linguistics, literature and related fields. Students will work on critical reading and produce writing based on the readings in connections with their own experiences and backgrounds.
- This course is for students who have had no previous background in Mandarin Chinese. Grammar is taught inductively and simple texts are read. Speaking, reading, and writing are emphasized. Prerequisite: Departmental Placement
- Students will continue the study of basic Chinese grammar begun in CHI 105. They will also further their skills in listening comprehension, reading and writing in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHI 105 or Departmental Placement
- This course is designed for heritage students of Chinese who have some listening and speaking skills in Mandarin or other Chinese dialects. The focus is on reading, writing, and grammar, along with improvement of oral communication skills. Students will be introduced to the Romanized writing system (pinyin). Characters writing and recognition are emphasized. Students who have taken CHI 105 and/or CHI 106 will not receive credit for this course.
Prerequisite: Departmental Approval
- This liberal arts elective is an introductory course to the Chinese language and culture through text, discourse, and films. The course is geared to the understanding of present day problems of post-socialist China. Topics include Chinese dialects, literature, arts, gender, food, media, education, etc. Materials are drawn from a mixture of news and scholarly articles, as well as documentaries. All assignments and term papers are in English.
- This course includes a review of grammar plus the study of Chinese civilization and selected readings in Chinese literature. Self-expression through oral and written reports is emphasized. Prerequisite: CHI 102 or departmental approval
- This is an intensive writing and reading course in Chinese language. While developing integrated language skills, it emphasizes writing and critical analysis of content materials. The texts concentrate on Chinese contemporary and classical literary writings, as well as texts treating Chinese culture and history. Prerequisite: CHI 200 or departmental approval
- A study of 20th century Chinese literary development, this course examines the literary writings, major authors and literary movements in cultural and historical contexts. The course also reviews the development of China's ethnic minority literature, the growth of popular literature, and the evolution of regional literature. Course readings include selected writings from four historical periods: 1900-16, 1917-49, 1949-85 and 1986-2000. Written projects and oral reports are required. Prerequisite: CHI 210 or departmental approval or any other 400-level Chinese course, except CHI 476
Research and Projects
(In contract with Routledge) Peng, Chun-Yi, Jung-Yueh Tu & Chen-Chun E. Teaching Chinese as a Second Language in Taiwan: Fusion and Inclusion. Routledge Studies in Chinese as a Foreign Language.
2021. Peng, Chun-Yi. Mediatized Taiwan Mandarin: popular culture, masculinity, and social perceptions. Singapore: Springer.
2021. Der-lin Chao, Ming-Ying Li, Bing Ying Hu, Chun-Yi Peng & Wei Lai. Inclusive Pedagogy for Mandarin Learners from Community Colleges: A Case Study. Journal of Chinese Language Education.
2020. Chun-Yi Peng and Nicholas Garcia. Mediatized Taiwanese Mandarin: A text-mining approach to speaker stereotype. Open Linguistics 6.
2020c. Chun-Yi Peng. The placement of co-verb gei in spoken Mandarin Varieties: A study on regional influences. Chinese Language and Discourse 11(2).
2020. 彭駿逸. 「台灣腔」態度初探: 資料探勘在語言態度上的應用. 華語文教學研究. [Mediatized Taiwanese Mandarin: A text mining approach to language attitudes. Journal of Chinese Language Teaching]
2020b. Chun-Yi Peng. Effects of media exposure on regional associations: A case study of Mandarin aspectual you. Chinese Semiotic Studies 16(3).
2020. Jia-Fei Hong, Chun-Yi Peng, Hou-Chiang Tseng & Yao-Ting Sung. A Linguistic Feature Analysis of CEFR Labeling in Language Textbooks. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching 11(1).
2020a. Chun-Yi Peng. The effects of media exposure and language attitudes on acceptability judgments. Global Chinese 6(1).
2018. Chun-Yi Peng. Mediatized Taiwan Mandarin: Social perceptions and language ideologies. Chinese Language and Discourse 9(2).
2015. Chun-Yi Peng. Talk Shows and Language Attitudes: A Sociolinguistic investigation of language attitudes towards Taiwanese Mandarin among Chinese Mainlanders. Proceedings of the 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-27), pp.230-246.
2015. Chun-Yi Peng. Business Chinese for local businesses. In J. Trace, T. Hudson, & J. D. Brown, Developing Courses in Languages for Specific Purposes (pp. 167–176) (NetWork #69). Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i. doi: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/14573
Honors, Awards and Affiliations
- Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, Feb.-May 2020
- Cycle 52 PSC-CUNY Research Award ($6000.00)
- Cycle 50 PSC-CUNY Research Award ($6000.00)
- Cycle 48 PSC-CUNY Research Award ($2900.00)
- Podcast interview about my recent book here
- Check out my television interview here
- News article about my research (in Chinese) here