Monday, April 18, 2011


The topic of my paper focuses on the present linguistic situation in Morocco. It is hard for me to say that there is anything wrong the situation that it would merit a "solution" so to speak. The Moroccan population tends towards being bilingual, if not multilingual, which I find fantastic. Although the French language is the language of their former oppressor it has become a lingua franca and has helped give voice to various groups, such as women. One possible change in the situation could be an increase in tolerance towards Berber language and culture. There is a movement for the increased status of Berber but the language still falls behind French and Arabic although it predates the exitence of the two in Morocco. Equal recognition of all three languages would be ideal. Beyond that, I don't see anything that needs a solution.


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