Chun-Yi Peng

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Associate Professor
Modern Languages


Office: S-601E

Office Hours: Mon and Wed 1:45-3:15pm (Spring 2023)

Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=5213


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 the 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 a campus advisor for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) 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

Courses Taught

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.

[Peer-reviewed journal]

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).

[Conference proceedings]

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:

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • Mellon / ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship ($40,000.00)
  • Cycle 53 PSC-CUNY Research Award ($12,000.00)
  • 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)

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