Prof Vincent Xian WANG

Prof Vincent Xian WANG
王憲

Associate Professor


vxwang@um.edu.mo
(853) 8822 8225
E21-04-075
EDIT

Consultation Hours
sabbatical leave, 2nd semester of academic year 2018-2019

Or by appointment via vxwang@um.edu.mo

Education

PhD and MA in Applied Linguistics, University of Queensland

Research Interests

My initial research interest was in second language acquisition and pedagogy. I focused on investigating L2 learners’ pragmatic competence for several years, and proceeded by relating pragmatic research to translation studies and published in this area. I’m currently conducting research projects that use a contrastive approach to investigate differences between Chinese and English in terms of linguistics and discourse properties, using both comparative and parallel corpora.

Courses Regularly Taught

Translation-related subjects at the UM, at both undergraduate and graduate levels:

  • ENGB280 Language Studies for Translation
  • ENGB281 Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Translation
  • ENGB381 Translation for the Media
  • ENGB382 Translation of Business and Legal Writings
  • TRSL700 Comparative Language Studies for Translation
  • TRSL763 Translation for Administration and Commerce

Supervised students of both MA in translation and MA in applied English studies, and began to supervise PhD student from Auguest 2016.

Introduction

Vincent Wang joined the University of Macau as an assistant professor in 2007. He had taught English and translation subjects for five years at a tertiary institution in Macau before joining the Department of English, UM. He also worked in the industrial world for some years in France, Beijing and Macau for Companie Generale de Chauffe, and practised technical and commercial translation (between French, English and Chinese) and oral interpreting for business meetings. He practises translation in Macau, and has performed simultaneous interpreting for more than ten conferences (between English, Mandarin and Cantonese).

Professional Experience

NAATI accredited Professional Translator (English > Chinese, no.42730)

Professional Affiliations

Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT, no.4336)

Linguistic Society of America (LSA)

Federação de Tradutores e Intérpretes de Macau (FTIM)

 

Awards & Honors

Academic staff award, University of Macau, 2011

Selected Publications

Book

Wang, V.X. (2011). Making requests by Chinese EFL learners. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Journal articles

Wang, V.X. (2015). Tapping into the Worlds of the Target Language: A Reexamination of L2 Learning. Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, 62(3), 191-196.

Wang, V.X. (2009). Pragmatic shifts in two translations of Fusheng Liuji: A descriptive study of request behaviour. Target, 21(2), 209-234.

Book chapters

Wang, V. X. (2019) Chinese workplace discourse: politeness strategies and power dynamics In Chris Shei (ed.) The Routledge Handbook for Chinese Discourse Analysis. Boca Raton, FL, USA: Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 339-351

Wang, V. X. (2017) Chinese discourse and pragmatics in translation. In Chris Shei and Zhaoming Gao (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Translation, 147-163. London: Routledge.

Wang, V. X. and Lim, L. (2017) How do translators use web resources? Evidence from the performance of English-Chinese translators. In Dorothy Kelly (ed.) Human Issues in Translation Technology, 63-79. London: Routledge.

Wang, V.X. (2015). Translating motion events from English into Chinese: An examination of literary works. In L. Ko & P. Chen (Eds.), Translation and Cross-cultural Communication Studies in the Asia Pacific, 115-132. Leiden: Brill | Rodopi.

王憲. (2013). 香港法例翻譯的語域分析 (A register analysis of legislative translation in Hong Kong). In 高亮 and 陳平 (Eds.), 翻译研究與跨文化交流 (Translation Studies and Cross-Cultural Communication), 97-109. 臺北: 書林出版有限公司 (Bookman Books, Ltd.).

link to ResearchGate

ResearcherID: E-7600-2010