BA: Université de Namur, Belgique; MA: Université Libre de Bruxelles; PhD: The Pennsylvania State University; Teaching Certificate: Université Libre de Bruxelles/UNSW, Sydney
Dr. Hugues PETERS is Senior Lecturer in French studies and convenor of the European Languages and Cultures stream in the School of Humanities and Languages.
He received his Master in Romance Philology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and his PhD in French Linguistics from the Pennsylvania State University. Before his arrival at UNSW, Sydney, in 2005, he had taught for 8 years in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and held research positions at the University of Brussels Phonetic Institute and in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Geneva.
He is an academic with international teaching experience of the French language as a foreign language at all levels. He is the author with Christopher Laenzlinger of Des savoirs linguistiques aux savoirs scolaires. L'accès à la grammaire par le lexique (Editions Lambert-Lucas, Limoges, France, 2016), and the creator of a learners' corpus of spoken French: The UWI French L2 Corpus. (SLA-Bank Talkbank, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.21415/T5G975). He strives to apply his research on French grammar and culture and on second language acquisition to the teaching of French at UNSW, more recently on the topic of language inclusivity.
Some recent publications:
Some articles on French syntax:
Older articles on French poetry:
Recipient of the “Distinguished Researcher” award, Mona Campus, from the Office of the Principal, in recognition of outstanding research in the Faculty of Arts and Education, UWI, Mona (Oct. 11, 2001) http://old.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20011106/lead/lead4.html
My current research interests include pedagogical approaches to the grammar of French, the morphosyntax of French, Gender inclusivity, and second language acquisition of French.
I regularly teach all levels of French language from the introductory level to the professional level, as well as contextual elective courses taught in English.
In 2021, I am the convenor of: