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Comments on the thesis and the viva

My thesis has been successfully examined on 18 November 2014. Here are some comments made by the examiners:

This thesis clearly represents a huge amount of work which is at doctoral level. The writing is of high standard (…); and there are some places where this is of a very high standard and indicates ground breaking research (Prof. Adrian Holliday, External Examiner).

The candidate should be congratulated on how he deals with different languages in the literature (Prof. Adrian Holliday, External Examiner).

Being no stranger to Greece, Greek ELT, and the joys of ethnographic fieldwork within emergent Greek educational contexts myself, I found the thesis to have great explanatory power and to be insightful in many respects. It was a pleasurable and engaging read and represents work of a high standard (Dr Richard Fay, Internal Examiner).

During the oral examination the candidate displayed excellent mastery of the research process (…) In the viva, the candidate showed a profound understanding of ethnographic method and how the case study related to his professional field (…) The candidate responded to a very difficult interrogation of his methodological thinking and procedures with confidence, knowledge and clarity (Joint Examiners Report).


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