Wang Wei (Ph.D., Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) is currently Assistant Research Fellow and Journal Editor at the Institute of Linguistics, CASS. He has been working on the temporal system of the Chinese language compared to Indo-European languages. His current focus is on the metaphoric contrasts in temporal construal of spatial concepts between Chinese and English and the ramifications on their respective tense/aspect system. He is also interested in the evolution of contemporary Chinese language, particularly the period when it was under the impact of translation literature at the turn of the 20th century.
Current Research Projects and Interests: Comparative studies among English, Chinese and Tongan in the proposed paradigm of ‘Non-Verb Continuum’