The Missing Link: Presenting What, How, from Where and to Whom
1.1Made in Italies
1.2Native or Foreign?
1.3Languages, Identities, Migrations
2.The Educational Perspective
2.1.4A Comment on the Activities
1.Introduction: What’s in a Word?
3.3Language and Power
1.Introducing the Research Study
4.Methodology and Data Collecting
4.1General Considerations on Methodology
4.2Data Collecting: Sampling
4.3Some Issues Regarding Data Collecting
4.4Interviews and Back-talk Focus Groups
4.4.1Motivation and Procedures
5.Analysis of Data
5.1.2Text Construction and Rhetorical Figures
5.1.3Dialogue Between the Data and the Framework
5.1.4Triangulation and Accountability
7.1On the Study
7.2On the Research Methods
Meeting Foreignness. Foreign Language Education as a Critical (and) Intercultural Experience
2.Foreign Language Education as a Critical (and) Intercultural Experience
2.1English and English Language Teaching
2.2English as a Foreign Language and English as a Lingua Franca
2.3English as a Lingua Franca and English Language Teaching. An Impossible Match?
3.Foreign Languages and the Intercultural
4.1How to Do It
A Final Note
The Bigger Picture. A Few Remarks on Some fin-de-siècle Fascinations
Giorgis herself remains predominantly upbeat—and for good reason: she has identified and operationalised an armoury of specific research strategies and tools, all the more powerfully with which to argue her case for a liberalising form of language education today. This has the dual purpose of being enormously helpful for research students in Higher Education; demonstrating in clear and rational terms how a methodological framework for constructing, conducting and analysing educational research can—and I would say must—emerge from the theoretically informed, politically overt stance of the researcher. . . . From my reading of Paola Georgis I now understand—and can argue more cogently—why foreign language teaching and the meeting of foreignness through foreign languages is axiomatic to arriving at an understanding of self and others that constitutes meaningful maturity.