Casablanca- The linguistic situation in Morocco has been marked by a discernable tension between the languages associated with tradition and those associated with modernity and progress. Gravel (1997) notes that“the language situation in Morocco…has been expressed…most markedly in the need to resolve the boundary lines between the Symbolic and the Utilitarian” (190).

Youssef Sourgo is currently a Master’s student in Linguistic and Literary studies at Ain Chok Faculty of Letters and Humanities.