Young Moroccans are speaking out: The changing language market of Morocco

Jan Jaap de Ruiter, Driss Meskine

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The article reports on the outcomes of two major sociolinguistic studies executed among youngsters in Morocco. The studies were done in the light of the recent language policies opening up the Kingdom to Amazigh (Berber) and Moroccan Arabic. The key question is to explore to what extent linguistic profiles of young Moroccans have undergone changes in the first decade of the new millenniumin the language market that characterizes Morocco.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Pages (from-to)27-50
Number of pages23
JournalSociolinguistic Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015



  • Amazigh
  • French
  • Language market
  • language policy
  • Morocco
  • Moroccan Arabic (Darija)
  • Standard Arabic

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