This book is dedicated to the tion of languaging, which has recently gained recognition across many disciplines. From philosophy to linguistics, the foundations of the concept rest on the assumption that language is a way of kwing, making personal sense of the world, becoming conscious of oneself, and a means of creating one's identity. The very tion of languaging is still a fresh and unexplored concept in applied linguistics and deserves careful scrutiny. For this reason, the volume is a significant contribution to the existing body of research, offering new insights into the field. The core of articles included in this volume pertains to second language teaching. This tion is both approached directly through the language acquisition or methodological plane, and, at other times, indirectly through discourse, literature or intercultural studies. The volume opens with a lead-in article on languaging and its implications for language pedagogy. Each of the authors of the chapters included in the volume provides a different slant on languaging, offering a unique interpretation and application of the key tion. Applied to teaching, including language teaching, languaging constitutes an intellectual challenge for the accountability-oriented tendencies in education by accentuating humanistic and ecological values such as quality and identity. As such, this book will be an inspiration to the European language teaching market, but its impact will t be restricted solely to this audience.
Hadrian Lankiewicz received his PhD from the University of Gdansk, Poland, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies at the University of Gdansk, and the Head of the English Studies Department at Stanislaw Staszic State School of Higher Vocational Education in Pila. His scientific interests oscillate between history, American literature and applied linguistics, with a primary focus on language acquisition and foreign language teaching methodology. As the author of numerous articles, books and editor and co-editor of academic volumes, he has an established reputation as a researcher. Emilia Wasikiewicz-Firlej received an MA in English Studies and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, where she currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecocommunication. Her research delves into applied linguistics and communication studies, focusing on professional communication, intercultural communication, communicative competence, and the discourse of business and advertising. She has co-edited five monographs, published a number of papers in academic journals, and contributed chapters to several books.