Basic knowledge of linguistics is required.
Berber (Tamazight) is spoken by about one third of the population in Morocco and a quarter of the population of Algeria.
In this course, the grammatical structure of one specific Berber language will be studied, Tarifiyt (Riffian Berber) as spoken in the city of Nador in Morocco. Tarifiyt is the heritage language of most people with a Moroccan migration background in the Netherlands.
In the course the main grammatical structures of the language will be studied, and will involve reading (transcripts of a spoken) texts. This is not a language acquisition course and neither speaking nor listening will be practised.
In addition to the linguistic structures of the language there will also be due attention to its cultural context: sociolinguistics of Northern Africa, language and identity; literature, writing traditions etc.
Knowledge and insight about Tarifiyt Berber and about its linguistic and cultural context. Insight in the linguistic structure and gaining deeper insight into linguistic structures in general on the basis of one specific language. Critical insight into matters that involve Berber, such as questions of language and identity.
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Mode of instruction
Seminar. Presence at the seminar is compulsory.
Written examination with short open questions and involving translation of a fully glossed tekst (100%)
A resit is possible.
inspection and feedback
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
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