Haketia in Morocco. Or, the story of the decline of an idiom

Bürki, Yvette (2016). Haketia in Morocco. Or, the story of the decline of an idiom. International journal of the sociology of language, 2016(239), pp. 121-155. Mouton de Gruyter 10.1515/ijsl-2016-0007

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This contribution takes a diachronic look at the political, social, cultural and economic reasons behind the decline of Haketia, which has become one of the most symbolic icons in the collective memory of the Hispano-Moroccan Sephardic Jews in their new settlements. The article has three parts: it opens with a general section that introduces the concept of Sephardic Jew and sets out the linguistic varieties of this ethnic group; a second section contextualises the sociocultural and linguistic history of Sephardic Jews in Morocco after their expulsion from the Iberian Peninsula and up until 1860, the year of the Spanish military foray into North Morocco; and a third and central section examines the causes of the decline of Haketia and the current situation. The article concludes with glottopolitical reflections on the evolution of this idiom, the tension between a colonised and a colonising tongues, and the role of language in ethnic-cultural identity, all of which prove how linguistic homogeneity and linguistic difference can be considered the result of ideological expressions in the social and political processes of a given region.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Spanish Languages and Literature
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Spanish Languages and Literature > Linguistic Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Bürki, Yvette

Subjects:

800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 860 Spanish & Portuguese literatures
400 Language > 460 Spanish & Portuguese languages
400 Language
400 Language > 410 Linguistics

ISSN:

1613-3668

Publisher:

Mouton de Gruyter

Language:

English

Submitter:

Yvette Bürki

Date Deposited:

22 Jun 2017 09:33

Last Modified:

25 Jun 2017 02:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/ijsl-2016-0007

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Haketia, Morocco, Judeospanish

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.99379

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/99379

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