Purity and Contamination: Language Ideologies in French Colonial Native Policy in Morocco

@inproceedings{Hoffman2008PurityAC,
  title={Purity and Contamination: Language Ideologies in French Colonial Native Policy in Morocco},
  author={Katherine E. Hoffman},
  year={2008}
}
  • Katherine E. Hoffman
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Among French scholars and administrators during the French Protectorate of Morocco (1912– 1956), especially prior to World War II, there was both a great belief in, and widespread suspicion of, a group’s language as a reliable indicator of its ethnicity. Legend among the Ida ou Zeddout Berber people of southwestern Morocco holds that Captain Ropars, who ran the French Protectorate’s Anti-Atlas mountain military post in Igherm from 1949 – 1954, not only spoke the Tashelhit Berber language, but… CONTINUE READING

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