The cultural and linguistic context of Morocco has been characterized by the significance use of Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, Berber, French, and English. Although the range of linguistic diversity in Morocco must be considered slight when compared to the sociolinguistic situation in most African countries, Moroccan language situation is still diverse and complex. This Moroccan linguistic complexity and conflict have recently become more prominent. This paper provides a description of the language profile for each language in Morocco and examines the tension and conflict between languages. It also touches upon the broader repercussions of this discussion, which include the issue of language policy.
Selected Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Linguistic Interfaces in African Languages
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la Orie and Karen W. Sanders
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