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Gareth O. Price

Visiting Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Program
Box 90259, Durham, NC 27708-0259
316 Language Building, Durham, NC 27708


Dr. Gareth Price is a sociolinguist and political sociologist who completed a jointly-supervised PhD at the University of Essex in 2009. Since 2010, he has taught in the Linguistics Program at Duke; his teaching includes the core course Introduction to Linguistics, as well as courses in language policy, language and culture, language and migration, critical discourse analysis, and language and media. He is also a faculty member of the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute.

His research on neoliberalism and English-spread has been published in Language in Society; an article on language policy and transitional justice was published in Language Policy in 2020; and an article on the discursive construction of the state in ISIS' political communications (co-authored with Tara Mooney) was published in the Journal of Language and Politics in 2022His book Language, Society, and the State: From Colonization to Globalization in Taiwan was published by de Gruyter Mouton in 2019, and came out in paperback in 2021. He is currently working on a second book project on discourses of privilege and precarity among "expats" in south-east Asia.

Office Hours

Office hours are available by appointment, generally on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 3.30pm - 5.00pm.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Visiting Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Program · 2017 - Present Linguistics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Essex (United Kingdom) · 2009 Ph.D.