Authors: Grethel Aguila, Athmane Antara, Youssef Haddad
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Youssef Haddad
College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The spread of English as a global lingua franca has undeniably had an impact on the role and usage of other languages. This research explores the extent to which English has affected the linguistic domain of education in Morocco through high school students’ perceptions and attitudes. Data comes from a survey and interview administered to 43 Moroccan high students. The study’s aims are to: (1) assess the role of Modern Standard Arabic, Darija (Moroccan Arabic), French, and English on the intervals of their usage, instrumentality, education, identity, and attitude and (2) develop a better understanding of the effects of the spread of English on linguistic domains Morocco.