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, critical discourse analysis, and language in social media. His research on neoliberalism and English-spread has been published in Language in Society;
an article on language policy and transitional justice is due to be published in Language Policy;
his book Language, Society, and the State: From Colonization to Globalization in Taiwan
was published by de Gruyter Mouton in 2019; and he is
currently working on a second book 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 Guardian
, Huffington Post,
and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Office hours are available by appointment, generally on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 3.30pm - 5.00pm.
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