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Dear Friends, Colleagues, Students, and all those who have the passion for empowering people through education, communication and information, let us all together cultivate a culture of media and information literacy for a better future to our younger generations. Share your experiences, concerns, and projects with us. Send us your comments and suggestions. All the Best, Drissia CHOUIT, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Comparative Linguistics, Communication and Media Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco

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Rédigé par criar email hotmail , le 19. avr., 2018
Thank your site! information your share is useful to me!
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Rédigé par ELAMRI Atmane, le 29. déc., 2016
Hello, Dr. CHOUIT. My name is EL AMRI Atmane, I am one of your S5 students concerning Sociolinguistics subject. I am honoured to write to you this comment to inform you that the course was and is very useful and benificial to the degree that I have commenced understanding a range of sociolinguistic dynamics that go around us, while before I could not. Additionally, since language is a complicated, abstract notion to define thoroughly, and I enjoyed your course, I have got an incitement and a curiosity to conduct my research in the realm of Sociolinguistics and I shall consider it the challenge of the year.

I thank you very much for your efforts , madam, and HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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Rédigé par DADA MOHAMED, le 9. déc., 2016
Hi Madam. My name is Mohamed Dada; I'm one of your student's from group II.
First I would like to thank you for everything that you are doing for us; thank you so much. I write a small essay related to the course of socio-pragmatics that I would like you to give me your comments on it.

As we know that the general definition of language is that language is a system that we use to communicate and interact with each other. However in a linguistic perspective not everything that we use to communicate with is considers a language. So what is really a language? And how linguistics defined it?

In a linguistic aspect there is what we call a language and what we call dialect. Language stands for grammar it's restricted to rules; standardized and it's written. On the other hand dialect has no written rules and grammar and it's not written. I will take morocco as an example to show the difference between the two. The first language in Morocco is Arabic and if you dig deeper in Moroccans society you will find that every city speaks different accent or language; for example people of the north speak a different accent from the people in south morocco. However they can understand each other and that is exactly what dialect means when two people speak two different languages and they are able to understand each other. We can say that two or more varieties of speech are considered dialects of the same language if those varieties are mutually intelligible.

Also in morocco there is a situation in which individuals use more than one language, in this case Tamazight and Arabic those are completely different languages. This dynamic is what we call diglossia thanks to Charles Ferguson and Fishman for paying attention to such a dynamic. Ferguson explains Diglossia as two varieties of the same language use to serve two different functions which Ferguson called ‘H’ for high and ‘L’ for low, for example in Morocco we have the standard Arabic which is the ‘H’ variety we use it in school or Education, institutions ,administrations, literary works and formal speech situations. On the other hand we have dialects which are ‘L’ varieties in addition to Tamazight they are used in informal everyday speech. Josh Fishman introduced an extended notion of diglossia one where ‘H’ and ‘L’ could be two different languages but they are used for two different purposes which he defined as bilingualism with or without diglossia.

Beyond this two definitions there are some limitations in which this definitions don't take into consideration as an example the composed diglossia when diglossia is the outcome of colonization and not the existence of two varieties one is high and the other is low. Also the relation of solidarity is not taking into consideration by both definitions of diglossia. Solidarity is the feeling of a quality that people feel with one another.
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Rédigé par dada mohamed , le 6. déc., 2016
hellooo Madam. my name is mohamed dada I'm one of your student's from group 2. firs i'd like to thank you for everythings that you do for us thank you so much. I writte a small essay related to the course of sociopragmatics that I would like you to give me your comments on it.
As we know that the general definition of language is thtat language is a systems that we use to communicate and interact with ech others. However in a linguistic perspective not every thing that we us to communicate with is consid. So what is really a language? and how linguistics defined it?
In a linguistic aspect there is what we call a language and what we call dialect. Language stands for grammer it's restricted to rules; standardize and it's written. on the other hand dialect has no rules no grammer and it's not written . i will take mrocco as an exmple to show the difference between the two. As we know that the first language in Mrocco is Arabic and if you dig deeper in mroccan society you will find that every city speakes an accent or language for exmple people of the north speak a different accent from the people in suoth mrocco. However they can understand ech other and that is exactly what dialect means whene two people sopeak two different languages and they are able to understand ech other. We can say that two or more varities of speesh are considered dialects of the same language if those varieties are mutually intelligible.
Also in mrocco there are a situation in which individuals use more than one language in this case Tamazight and arabic those are completely different languages. This dynamic is what we call diglossia thanks to Charles Ferguson an Fishman for paying attention at sush a dynamic. Ferguson explain diglossia as two varieties of the same language use to serve two different functions which ferguson called H for hight anf L for low for exmple in mrocco we have the standard Arabic which is the H variety we use it in school or Education institution ,administration, literary works and formal speesh situation. On the other hand we have dialects which are L varaieties in additoo of tamazight they are used in informal everyday speech.Josh fishman introdueced an extended notion of diglossia One where H and L could be Two different languages but they are used for two different purposes which he defined as bilingualism with or without diglossia.
beyond this two diffentions there are some limitations in which this definitions don't take into consideration as an exmple the composed diglossia whene diglossia is the outcome of colonizationand not the existens of two varieties one is hight and the other is low. Also the relation of solidarity are not taking into consideration by both definitionsof diglossia . solidarity is the feeling of a quality that people feel with one another they have them.







































































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Rédigé par Kari Younes, le 24. juil., 2016
hello Dr. Chouit, as your student during the 2016 spring semester, it is a true pleasure for me to ask your support, which can be reflected in a letter of recommendation and knowing that i earned a good mark in your element, Research Seminar 1.
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Rédigé par FARESS TARIK , le 23. juin, 2016
G2/S6

Hello Dr. Chouit

I really enjoyed the course. What truly catches my attention about the course is critical thinking. In fact, critical thinking helps us to question the world around us and especially not take other people's thoughts as the final truth. It should be said that critical thinking is the most useful unit in the course.
Thank you for this helpful website
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Rédigé par LAQBILI Hicham, le 7. juin, 2016
first of all , I would like to thank you for giving us this oppotunity to express ourselves . I also want to thank you for your advices ,efforts and patience.
For me l benefit from all the units ,especially critical thinking as it does helps me to come up with a creative solution , be skeptical not only about academic problems ,but also about my daily life problems and issues , to examine idias, evaluate them against what l have already know and to make decisions about their merit .
The most important thing is to Keep an open mind and be prepared to question the author's claim.
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Rédigé par Hind Hammi, le 3. juin, 2016
personally I found the lesson of critical thinking most usefull; as a BA reseacher this lesson helped me a lot during the research proccess I have learned to be skeptic in everything I read .critical is usefull in the daily life as well it can help us to see life from several angles for example it provides us with several alternative in daily life problemes moreover critical thinking provides us with self esteem becuse we give a chance to our mindes to think freely and do not be based on what others think or say
to sum up I would perfer If critical thinking would be teached from the first semister
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Rédigé par Oussama Lgourgi, le 3. juin, 2016
Personally, I enjoyed the lesson of critical thinking since it is related to the construction of a self-conception, clear and reasonable foundation of one’s argumentation and constant evaluation of one’s own knowledge. Critical thinking entails certain abilities that enable the student to make sense of the false assumptions and persuasive devices. In my opinion, critical-thinking skills must be adopted in a logical order to make best use of it. According to my personal experience, I am exposed to many opportunities of work, offers for political engagement in some parties, emotional experiences with the other sex. If I did not acquire and practice the ability to identify other’s positions and arguments I would be misled many times and even my educational career would be threatened. Moreover I try as much as I can to to engage in constant evaluation of experiences and pattern of judgment to avoid the repetition the same mistakes. University student must develop an open-minded mindset by the end of their studies towards unprecedented events and arguments until evidence shows otherwise.

Rédigé par DAAB Asmae, le 3. juin, 2016
Asmae Daab
S6 , Gr 2

First of all, I'd like to thank you teacher for your effort during the whole semester.
The course of research seminar was very helpful and beneficial to us , it helps us in our own monographs, bu as far as I'm concerned , the unit of critical thinking was the most intresting and it was highlighted to be exceptional for many reasons , it helps us to recognize the importance of critical thinking in the academic context, also through this unit become aware of the use of critical thinking ,not only in studies but also in all aspects of life.Furthermore, it allows us to develop our critical thinking and the ability to analyse every single detail either in studies and assignments or in our daily basis.
Ultimately, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for our teacher Dr. Chouit Drissia , fir her time and attention.
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Rédigé par lasri Oumayma, le 2. juin, 2016
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Hello Madam
The course of Research Seminar was very rich,interesting and fruitful. It contains crucial units such as: critical thinking,plagiarism,APA style.But,the unit that i appreciated a lot is that of critical thinking since it provides us,as students,with so many skills and attitudes which will help us to evaluate and examine our beliefs and then present them in a logical and harmonious way. Moreover,critical thinking always leads to creativity since it helps people to look for solutions and brings alternatives.
Rédigé par Hanane El Azamy, le 2. juin, 2016
In my point of view, critical thinking is a vital skill, it helps students to be more logic and rational, it gives them the guidlines by which they can be open minded and the real critical thinker can't be manipulated easly
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Rédigé par yassir malahakch, le 2. juin, 2016
many thanks Madam for your own efforts and for having being patient with us, I really did enjoy every piece of information you have provided us with this semester concerning critical thinking issue. now that I become aware of the fact that critical thinking should't be reduced only to studies but the one has to try to apply it in his/her own life.
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Rédigé par El Araj Said , le 2. juin, 2016
So many thanks for my mentor Dr.Chouit for having taught me how to make better use of my mind . Study skills course has positively altered the way I used to study and carry out all other daily - life activities. Under the auspices of my tutor I was able to conduct my research paper in a more efficient way , saving more time and effort to study other curricula . This course, in fact, is paving the way for a successful professional life.
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Rédigé par hicham sabri, le 2. juin, 2016
first of all, i would like to thank you about your effort during the whole semester. the course of critical critical was so helpful and significant, it gives insight information about being critical thinker in our daily life, and how to analyse everything and not taking anything for granted.morever, it was so important for us to relate critical thinking to our research paper.it is so helpful for us to know how to use Apa style in research and avoiding plagiairism. thank you DR. Chouit we apreciate your effort good luck.
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11.05 | 12:33

Media literacy is understanding how is news fabricated and consrtructed :

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08.05 | 12:15

Please would you send me some exercices with responses in media studies I am in s4 university cadi ayad 53 years

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31.12 | 15:40

This refers to Alternative Media that critique not only powerful forces, but also mainstream media; they are called the watchdogs of the watchdogs.

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29.12 | 15:03

Hello Madame , Could you please explain what do we mean by the watchdog of the watchdog ? Thanks in advance

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