Manel Boulahia

Postgraduate Research Student 


Manel Boulahia is a full-time PhD student, under the supervision of Professor Robert Blackwood and Dr Stefania Tufi.

Completed a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics, in 2016, at the University of Mouloud Mammeri of Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria.
Completed a Master's Degree in Language and and Communication, in 2018, after having completed a Dissertation entitled: The Use of English in the Algerian Business Sphere: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Some Names of Algerian Brands and Companies, under the Supervision of Professor Fodil Mohamed Sadek.

Completed a PhD Pre-sessional programme at the Canterbury Christ Church University from January 2019 to June 2019.

Research Interests

Thesis Title 

"Competition Between the English Language and the Tamazight and French Languages in Algeria: A myth or a Reality?"

In my doctoral research, I intend to investigate the impact the visibility of the English language in the Algerian Linguistic Landscape might have on the positions Tamazight (also known as Berber) and French languages. The research adopts a case study at the Algerian capital Algiers.

Research Funding

Funded by the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, via the Algerian Consulate in London.