An Overview of the Moroccan Sociolinguistic Situation

Fathi Said


In this paper, I will talk about the current situation of multilingualism in Morocco and what is
stipulated in the Moroccan Constitution. Then, I will move on to distinguish between OL vs.
NL, de facto vs. de jure and touch on the related concepts of power vs. solidarity, on the one
hand, and communication vs. identity. Finally, I will handle the case of Moroccan Berber
varieties in the light of these concepts.


Moroccan Sociolinguistic Situation – communication – identity – power – solidarity - Moroccan Berber varieties.

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