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date: 26 January 2020

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This chapter maps out the empirical research conducted on language policy and practice in neoliberalising institutional spaces. The chapter is divided according to three main types of institutional spaces: the workplace, education, and civil society organisations. The analysis examines individual subjectivities, institutional regimes, and political economy in contemporary institutions. The first section reviews studies that have investigated changing language policies and practices in relation to labour processes in the neoliberalised work environments of late modernity. The second section refers to the ways in which the neoliberalisation of education has impacted on and been achieved through language policies in that domain. The third section discusses research that has addressed the study of language policy in nongovernmental organisations providing services outsourced by the state. The chapter concludes with a discussion of possible avenues for further investigation of language policy and planning (LPP), institutions, and neoliberalisation.

Keywords: institutions, labour, education, language policy, late modernity, neoliberalism, political economy

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