JING HE (SURANAREE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY)
ADCHARAWAN BURIPAKDI (Suranaree university of technology)

A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF NEOLIBERAL VALUES EMBEDDED IN A CHINESE COLLEGE ENGLISH TEXTBOOK : OTHERS

In the past 4 decades, neoliberalism which is a dominant economic, political paradigm and ideology have evolved into a global trend from which most of the nations around the globe cannot escape. Against this backdrop, this study aims to analyze New Horizon College English: Viewing Listening & Speaking 2 (3rd edition) used by non-English majors in China by applying Critical Discourse Analysis to find the moral and cultural values reflected in the textbook from the perspectives of Neoliberalism. This study may not only fill the research gap of rare studies of values analysis on Chinese college English textbooks through the lens of Neoliberalism; meanwhile, it may also raise or further strengthen Chinese college students’ awareness of values, and develop their critical thinking ability of discerning values to enable them to become the active assessors rather than the passive receivers to a certain extent.

Jing HE is a doctoral student of School of Foreign Languages, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand. She has a master degree in British and American Literature. Her research interests include discourse analysis and global Englishes.

Adcharawan BURIPAKDI is a faculty member of School of Foreign Languages, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand. Her research interests include L2 pedagogy, postcolonial English, L2 writing, Language culture and identity. Her recent publications appeared in the International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, and Asian EFL Journal.