How much Arabic? The speech of second-generation Moroccan children in Turin
This article provides an analysis of Moroccan Arabic-Italian codeswitching, starting from a selection of texts by a group of second-generation Moroccan children living in Turin. The aim of this research is to explore the language proficiency of second-generation children and to find out how much of their parents’ language actually remains in their everyday speech. In order to do so, codeswitched utterances will be interpreted both from a grammatical and a sociolinguistic point of view.