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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.
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Type:
Theses
Degree:
B.A., Columbia University
Department(s):
Linguistics
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Geographic Area:
Africa, North
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 Africans
Linguistics
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Suggested Citation:
Rachel Salia, , Between Arabic and French Lies the Dialect: Moroccan Code-Weaving on Facebook, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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