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Between Arabic and French Lies the Dialect: Moroccan Code-Weaving on Facebook

Rachel Salia

Title:
Between Arabic and French Lies the Dialect: Moroccan Code-Weaving on Facebook
Author(s):
Salia, Rachel
Thesis Advisor(s):
Timberlake, Alan H.
Date:
Type:
Undergraduate theses
Department:
Linguistics
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Notes:
B.A., Columbia University.
Abstract:
This thesis examines code-switching in Morocco. Specifically, it looks at the Morocco's linguistic history and previous studies done about Moroccans code-switching from Moroccan Arabic to French. It then examines Moroccan's conversations on Facebook, looking at which genres Moroccans code-switch and why. This exploration looks at an existing genre of linguistics that has not yet touched upon new forms of media. It argues that there is another code — an "international" code, which is a language composed of internationally understood terms.
Subject(s):
North African studies
Linguistics
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