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Gareth O. Price, Secondary Faculty

Gareth O. Price
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Teaching (Fall 2023):

  • Linguist 125fs.01, Languages, margins, borders Synopsis
    Languages 207, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • Linguist 201.01, Intro to linguistics Synopsis
    Languages 211, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
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Fall 2011: TBA, or by appointment.

Ph.D.University of Essex (United Kingdom)2009
MA SociolinguisticsUniversity of Essex2004

Research Interests: Language policy; sociolinguistics; multilingualism; discourse analysis; political sociology; migration; nationalism; globalization

My research focuses on the inter-relationships between language and politics, from the macro-levels of policy, national identity and globalization to the micro-levels of text, discourse and interaction. My current projects include a monograph based on my PhD thesis, provisionally entitled "Language, Society and the State: Taiwan, from Colonization to Globalization". I am also co-convener of the Migration, Languages and Cultures Working Group, sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute, an umbrella research network of students, scholars and practitioners from Duke, NCSU and UNC Chapel Hill. More information about the group and our work is here:


Teaching: Fall 2011: Introduction to Linguistics / The Politics of Language (FOCUS); Spring 2011: Cold War Texts / Language and Politics: Eurasian Perspectives; Fall 2010: Politics of Language / Introduction to Linguistics
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. G. O. Price. "Language, Society and the State: From Colonization to Globalization in Taiwan."  Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, To appear 2015
  2. Price, G. "English for all? Neoliberalism, globalization, and language policy in Taiwan." Language in Society 43.5 (November, 2014): 567-589. [doi]  [abs]
  3. G. O. Price. Review of Phillip Seargeant: The Idea of English in Japan.  Language Policy 10(3) (2011): 269-271.
  4. G. O. Price. Review of Elizabeth Kaske: The Politics of Language in Chinese Education, 1895–1919.  Language Policy 9(3) (2010): 281-283.
  5. G.O. Price. "Decoding "Benefits Street": How Britain was divided by a TV show." The Guardian (February 22, 2014). [benefits-street-tv-programme-divided-the-nation]
  6. G.O. Price. "Pamela Geller: Most unwanted." Huffington Post (June 27, 2013). [html]
  7. G.O. Price. "The dark reality of secession fantasy." Huffington Post (November 19, 2012). [html]
  8. G.O. Price. "Do they hate us for our freedom of hate speech?." Huffington Post (September 17, 2012). [html]
  9. G.O. Price. "You didn't say that." Huffington Post (September 4, 2012). [html]
  10. G.O. Price. "Too much for the subway? (Segment on hate speech and Islamophobia)."  2012 [5059df312b8c2a741a00043f]
  11. G.O. Price. "Healthy start for Olympics." News & Observer (August 3, 2012). [html]
  12. G.O. Price. "Occupy Wall Street as a fable people can relate to." Seattle Times (October 6, 2011). [html]

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