Patricia (Patsy) Duff
Ph.D. (UCLA, Applied Linguistics)
Patricia (Patsy) Duff is Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, working in the graduate and post-degree certificate 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 (CRCLLE); Deputy Head of Language & Literacy Education (2016-19); Associate Dean, Research (July 2019- ); and 2nd VP, American Association for Applied Linguistics (2019-20).
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 and heritage languages in transnational contexts, plus Indigenous lgs in the Canadian context; the integration of second-language learners in schools, universities, and society; multilingualism and work; academic discourse socialization; and sociocultural, sociolinguistic, and sociopolitical aspects of language(s) in education. She has published and lectured widely on these topics.
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