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Exploring Linguistic Standards in Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages- Explorando estándares lingüísticos en variedades no dominantes de lenguas pluricéntricas

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Edited By Rudolf Muhr, Carla Amorós Negre and Carmen Fernández Juncal

This volume commemorates the 20 th anniversary of Michael Clyne’s seminal volume «Pluricentric languages. Differing norms in different countries» published in 1992. The main focus of this volume is the exploration of linguistic standards in non-dominant varieties and the discovery of the ways in which different language communities of non-dominant varieties reconcile their wish to express their national, social and personal identity via language with their desire to adhere to a common language. Another central focus is the way in which the norms of languages, and in particular those of non-dominant varieties of pluricentric languages, can be standardized or how given standards can be changed. The papers show that the state of standardization in pluricentric languages may differ strongly from language to language and also differ between varieties of the same language.
El libro conmemora el vigésimo aniversario del influyente volumen publicado por Michael Clyne en 1992, «Pluricentric languages. Differing norms in different countries». El objetivo principal consiste en «explorar estándares lingüísticos en variedades no dominantes» e indagar cómo las diferentes comunidades lingüísticas reconcilian la pretensión de expresar su propia identidad nacional, social y personal a través del lenguaje con su mismo deseo de adherencia a una lengua común. Otra cuestión central atiende a la manera en que las normas lingüísticas y, en particular, las normas de las variedades lingüísticas de lenguas pluricéntricas pueden convertirse en estándares o cómo los estándares establecidos pueden ser modificados. Los diversos artículos muestran que la situación y el grado de estandarización en las diversas lenguas pluricéntricas pueden diferir en gran manera entre las distintas lenguas y entre variedades diferentes de una misma lengua.

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Adil MOUSTAOUI: New Dynamics of Change and a New Language Resource: A Case Study of the Standardization of Moroccan Arabic

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In: Rudolf Muhr, Carla Amorós Negre, Carmen Fernández Juncal, Klaus Zimmermann, Emilio Prieto, Natividad Hernández (eds.) (2013): Exploring Linguistic Standards in Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages / Explorando estándares lingüísticos en variedades no dominantes de lenguas pluricéntricas. Wien et. al., Peter Lang Verlag. p. 157-170. Adil MOUSTAOUI (University Complutense of Madrid, Spain) adil.moustaoui@pdi.ucm.es New Dynamics of Change and a New Language Resource: A Case Study of the Standardization of Moroccan Arabic Abstract The goal of this study is to analyse the process of standardization in Moroc- can Arabic in an Arabic polycentric system It focuses on the following as- pects: first, we will present a brief review of the socio-political and eco- nomic context that aims to revitalize Moroccan Arabic and put pressure on the language policy of the state defending the Moroccanness (language, identity, culture). Second, we will examine how Moroccan Arabic is now a linguistic resource and how its use creates a new economy of linguistic ex- changes and new skills. We will analyse some of the standardized commu- nicative practices used in some economic activities and political areas that reflect this reality. Finally, we will show that these practices of standardiza- tion in Moroccan Arabic have an influence on language planning and policy in Morocco and the creation of a new model of social communication in the Moroccan linguistic market. 1. Introduction Historically, Moroccan Arabic has been considered undervalued and domi- nated in a Moroccan linguistic market characterized by ethno-linguistic...

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