Patrick J Drackley

Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Language Planning/Policy
  • French Linguistics

Research Description

My research addresses questions of authority in language planning/policy, specifically focusing on orthographic reform in France. I focus primarily on the intersection of standard language ideologies and national identity; I am also interested in the ways in which individual identities serve to construct larger group identities, particularly in online contexts. I investigate these issues through discourse analytic and digital ethnographic methods.


  • Master of Arts in French, Illinois State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in French, Illinois State University

Distinctions / Awards

  • SLCL Dissertation Fellowship, 2018-2019
  • Chin W. Kim Research Award