Microplanning and Language Policy in Morocco

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Aziz MOUMMOU

Abstract

Language policy and planning (LPP) has undergone an epistemological turn. Early LPP works approached linguistic diversity as a problem; especially for the newly independent states, but in today’s globalized world, multilingualism is the norm. A major issue that characterizes contemporary LPP in Morocco and needs further investigation is the interaction between macro-policies and local practices. Most top down language policies face resistance from speech communities. The purpose of this paper is to illuminate the role of micro-planning and local agents in implementing a workable language policy. The aim is to reduce the gap between LPP research and local practices by using an ethnographic approach. Ruiz orientational model and Spolsky’s management theory provide a rich theoretical framework. Micro-planning can translate central policies into local practices.

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MOUMMOU, A. (2021). Microplanning and Language Policy in Morocco. The Journal of Quality in Education, 11(18), 103–113. https://doi.org/10.37870/joqie.v11i18.270
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