Publication details [#58723]

Price, Gareth. 2014. English for all? Neoliberalism, globalization, and language policy in Taiwan. Language in Society 43 (6) : 567–589.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Cambridge University Press


This paper explores the link of neoliberalism, globalization, and English spread, employing as a case study English-language education (ELE) policies in Taiwan between 2000 and 2008. The structural function of English as a precious capital is investigated next to language ideologies concerning the ‘earlier-the-better’ argument for L2 learning and the native-speaking teacher's glorification.