Ben Pin-Yun Wang

Ben Pin-Yun Wang
Assistant Teaching Professor; Chinese Language Coordinator
Pacific and Asian Studies
Office: CLE C210

BA (National Taiwan U.), MA (National Taiwan U.), PhD (Pennsylvania State U.)

Area of expertise

Chinese Language

  • PhD Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies, Pennsylvania State University 2018
  • MA in Linguistics, National Taiwan University                                         2009
  • BA in Foreign Language and Literature, National Taiwan University          2005


Selected Publications
  • Wang, B. P.-Y., Lu, X., Hsu, C.-C., Lin, E. P.-C., & Ai, H. (accepted). Linguistic metaphor identification in Chinese. In S. Nacey, L. Dorst, T. Krennmayr, & G. Reijnierse (Eds.), Metaphor Identification in Multiple Languages: MIPVU Around the World. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Yu, N., & Wang, B. P.-Y. (2018). Cognitive linguistics approaches to Chinese second language acquisition. In C. Ke (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition (pp. 31-47). New York: Routledge.
  • Lu, X., & Wang, B. P.-Y. (2017). Towards a metaphor-annotated corpus of Mandarin Chinese. Language Resources and Evaluation, 51(3), 663-694.
  • Wang, B. P.-Y., & Su, L. I.-W. (2015). On the principled polysemy of –kai in Chinese resultative verbs. Chinese Language and Discourse, 6(1), 2-27.

PAAS 218:  Intensive Beginner Chinese II

PAAS 318:  Intermediate Chinese

PAAS 395:  Intermediate Topics in PAAS: Global Taiwan

PAAS 412:  Understanding Chinese Media

PAAS 413:  Effective Communication in Chinese