The New Economy and Languages: HYPIA in Neoliberalism

The Papers of the International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA)

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: January 5, 2021

Abstract

The new economy and its neoliberal ethos raise questions about the “capital” of hyperpolyglots, and whether they perceive it as such, particularly with regards to the hegemonic growth of English as deployed in the new economy. This paper explores the literature on languages in the new economy, and suggests that the International Association of Hyperpolyglots does not share the neoliberal ethos of the new economy, even as its members appear adept at navigating its dynamics.

Keywords: polyglot, hyperpolyglot, HYPIA, polyglotism, multilingualism, language acquisition

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., The New Economy and Languages: HYPIA in Neoliberalism (January 5, 2021). The Papers of the International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=

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UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
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Canada

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Pakistan

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