Edited by Goro Christoph Kimura and Lisa Fairbrother
[Studies in World Language Problems 7] 2020
► pp. 237–253
Chapter 12. The bridging role of the researcher between different levels of language management
The case of a research project at the German-Polish border
This paper focuses on the socially oriented activities of the researcher of language management in order to clarify what kind of role these activities can play as part of the overall language management processes that are researched. A research project on interlingual communication at the German-Polish border is analyzed as a case study. The focus is on the process of how the researcher tries to transfer findings from research on micro-level situations to various macro-level decision makers and stakeholders. The consideration of the unique potential of the researcher to bridge different levels suggests that the public engagement of researchers should be recognized as an integral part of application-oriented language management research.