25 March 2019

Superdiversity and the Sociolinguistics of Morocco, 28 March

On Thursday 28 March, Tilburg University organizes a workshop about superdiversity and the sociolinguistics of Morocco. NIMAR coordinator of Arabic studies Karim Laaraj will give a lecture about studying at NIMAR, and former director of NIMAR Jan Hoogland presents his research about written Darija.

Venue: Tilburg University (Dante Building room 008)


09.30-10.00 Registration Coffee-Tea

10.00-10.15 Opening workshop by prof. Odile Heynders, director of the Department of

Cultural Studies of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Studies.

10.15-11.15 Massimiliano Spotti (Tilburg) What is so super about super-diversity?

11.15-11.30 Coffee and tea break

11.30-12.30 Laura Gago Gómez (Salamanca) Amazigh and Standard Arabic in the

Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco publications before and after 2011 constitution

12.30-13.30 Lunch break

13.30-14.30 Khalid Mourigh (Leiden) Characteristics of Moroccan Dutch

14.30-15.00 Karim Laaraj (NIMAR Rabat Morocco) Studying at NIMAR in Morocco, a

challenge (for second and third year students of TU and other universities)

15.00-15.30 Coffee and tea break

15.30-16.30 Jan Hoogland (Nijmegen) 35 Years of research on the use of Moroccan

Darija for written purposes. A retrospective and the current state.

16.30-17.15 Jan Jaap de Ruiter (Tilburg) Arabic between tradition and globalization and superdiversity. An evaluation.

17.30: Closure workshop

For more information: jj.deruiter@tilburguniversity.edu