Gareth O. Price
Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Gareth 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) is due to be published by the Journal of Language and Politics. His book Language, Society, and the State: From Colonization to Globalization in Taiwan was published by de Gruyter Mouton in 2019. He is currently working on a second book project on privileged geographies and linguistic capital among "expats" in south-east Asia. 

Gareth has written or been interviewed for various media outlets on language, society, and politics, including the GuardianHuffington Post, Seattle Times, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Office Hours

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

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Contact Information

  • 316 Language Building, Durham, NC 27708
  • Box 90259, Durham, NC 27708-0259

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