Dr. Patricia (Patsy) Duff
Patricia (Patsy) Duff is a Professor of Applied Linguistics and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. She is also Associate Dean, Research, in the Faculty of Education.
Patsy’s main scholarly interests 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 research); issues in the teaching, learning, and use of English, Mandarin, and other international and heritage languages in transnational contexts, plus Indigenous languages in the Canadian context especially; the integration of second-language (multilingual) learners in schools, universities, and society; multilingualism and work; academic discourse socialization; sociocultural, sociolinguistic, and sociopolitical aspects of language(s) in education; and theories of second language acquisition. She has published and lectured widely on these topics.