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Language Choice in Moroccan Poetry

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dc.contributor.advisor Lillehaugen, Brook Bull, Rebecca M. 2019-03-07T19:50:14Z 2019-03-07T19:50:14Z 2019
dc.description.abstract The multilingual landscape of Morocco, along with its long history of language contact and conflict, informs language choice in every context. Moroccan poets write in many different languages that are used in the region, and their decisions about the ways in which they express themselves are affected by this history. This thesis provides a general overview of Moroccan multilingualism, then examines several individual poets to shed light on the effects of language choice in Moroccan poetry. It examines poets' language choice and its impacts, as well as the effects of translation and code-switching in poetry. The poetry thus reveals major themes of political activism (in both content and language choice), coexistence or separation of languages in literary spaces, and patterns of inclusion and alienation. These two sides of the study are mutually beneficial: understanding the themes permits a better understanding of the poetry, and a comprehension of the poetry allows for a better comprehension of larger social patterns. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Linguistics en_US
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dc.rights Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. It may only be used for non-commercial, research, and educational purposes. All other uses are restricted.
dc.title Language Choice in Moroccan Poetry en_US
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