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Samir Zarqane

Research interests

My research interests focus on language acquisition, especially on bilingual first language acquisition and second language acquisition, with a particular interest in French and English languages and the issue of ultimate attainment in second language acquisition.

My latest research project looked into the interpretation of aspect and mood contrasts in French by adult English native speakers. The research explores issues in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) such as ultimate attainment, the Critical Period Hypothesis and also the Interface Hypothesis.


2009 Dative Constructions in English-French Bilingual and Monolingual Acquisition. MA dissertation, Sheffield, September.

2009 L'influence du Français en Afrique: regards sur l'Afrique du Nord. Francophonie 39, 21-23.

2006 Investissements Directs Etrangers: Approche Théorique des Problèmes et Enjeux pour les Pays du Sud et de l’Est de la Méditerranée. MPhil dissertation, Avignon, September.

2004 The Role of France in the Economic Integration of Morocco. MA dissertation, Avignon, May.


2018 The Fifth Colloquium on Innovation in Modern Languages Education. “Integrating Content in a Language Module to Improve Students’ Engagement and Learning”. University of Bath, 29th June.

2012 The Manchester & Salford New Researchers Forum in Linguistics. R. Wood, “The acquisition of dative alternation by German-English and French-English bilingual and monolingual children”. University of Manchester, 3rd November.

2010 The Fifth Language at the University of Essex International Postgraduate Conference. “Dative Constructions in English-French Bilingual and Monolingual Acquisition”. University of Essex, Colchester, 16th-17th June.

2009 School of English Postgraduate Colloquium, University of Sheffield. “The Structure and Acquisition of English and French Dative Constructions”. University of Sheffield, 15th May.

2008 C. O’Leary, "L'influence du français en Afrique: regards sur l'Afrique du Nord". Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, London, 1st March.

2008 Annual TESOL Convention & Exhibit, Electronic Village Fair ESP. C. Lovell, “Trading Places: Using Technology to Reverse Roles in the Classroom”. Hilton New York, New York, 5th April.