Patricia A. Duff
Ph.D. (UCLA, Applied Linguistics)
Co-Director, Centre for Research in Chinese Language and Literacy Education (CRCLLE)
Patricia (Patsy) Duff is Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, working in the graduate programs in Teaching English as a Second Language and Modern Language Education primarily. She is also Co-director of the Centre for Research in Chinese Language and Literacy Education.
Patsy’s main scholarly interests, as an applied linguist, are related to language socialization across bilingual and multilingual settings; qualitative research methods in applied linguistics (especially case study and ethnography and complementary approaches to classroom research); issues in the teaching, learning, and use of English, Mandarin, and other international languages in transnational contexts; the integration of second-language learners in schools, universities, and society; multilingualism and work; and sociocultural, sociolinguistic, and sociopolitical aspects of language(s) in education. She has published and lectured widely on these topics.
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