Student NameGrethel Aguila
Faculty Mentor NameDr. Youssef Haddad
CollegeLiberal Arts and Sciences
MajorArabic and Journalism
Research InterestsArabic sociolinguistics, Darija (Moroccan Arabic) and usage, Arabic dialects, Arab society and politics, Religion in the MENA region
Academic AwardsJohn V. Lombardi Scholar
OrganizationsStudents Organize for Syria, Bob Graham Center for Public Service, CLAS Student Council, Model UN
Hobbies and InterestsTraveling, Reading, Writing, Discussing current events

Research Project

The sociolinguistic effects of the spread of English in Morocco

The spread of English as a global lingua franca has undeniably had an impact on the role and usage of other languages. This research project intends to study the extent to which English has affected Arabic dominated linguistic domains, such as education, in Morocco through high school students’ perceptions and attitudes.