Publication details [#11804]

Chtatou, Mohamed. 1997. The Influence of the Berber Language on Moroccan Arabic. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 123 : 101–118. 18 pp.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Walter de Gruyter


It is shown how language contact between Berber Classical Arabic has given way to Moroccan Arabic of the Maghreb, which has since evolved into a language variety that is not mutually intelligible anymore to other Arabic dialect speakers. Evidence of Moroccan Arabic's assimilation to Berber is given, illustrating the linguistic dominance of Berber in North Africa.