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Title:Language and Ideology: Evidence from Media Discourse in Morocco
Author:Ennaji, Moha
Year:1999
Periodical:Social Dynamics
Volume:25
Issue:1
Period:Winter
Pages:150-161
Language:English
Geographic term:Morocco
Subjects:mass communication
language policy
multilingualism
Arabization
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02533959908458666
Abstract:A common language provides a scope of continuity without which national unity is difficult to achieve. In Morocco, a country with five languages, the State attempts to build up a cohesive system on the basis of a common language, viz. Standard Arabic. This article looks at the role of mass media in Morocco's language planning policy. It shows that radio and telivision are an efficient means of implementing the government's Arabization policy, and of reinforcing Standard Arabic-French bilingualism. In particular news broadcasts are important means of enhancing the Arabization policy. The article is based on a corpus of 36 hours of tape and video-recorded news collected in June 1992. Bibliogr.
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