25 February 2020

Lecture: The story of “a” and “some” (How Moroccan languages influence Dutch)

On Wednesday 4th of March, Professor Maarten Kossmann will give a lecture in Rabat. Kossmann is Professor of Berber Studies at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Since 2018 he teaches the Amazigh week during the spring semester at NIMAR.



How Moroccan languages influence Dutch: the story of “a” and “some”

Among Dutch people with a Moroccan background, some words deriving from Moroccan Arabic or Tarifiyt are frequently used as a way to give a special flavor to their Dutch. In his talk he will present one such case, the way Moroccan indefinite determiners (“a”, “some”) pop up in otherwise Dutch speech. He will provide some examples of how this functions, and how they spread even outside the Moroccan heritage community.


Practical details

Date: Wednesday 4th of March 2020 at 6 pm
Location: Nimar, 3 Avenue Mohamed El Fassi (ex. Av. Marrakech)
Language: English
r.s.v.p. nimar@hum.leidenuniv.nl