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The present paper purports to shed light on the sociolinguistic picture of Berber in Algeria through providing both a descriptive and critical analysis as far as language diversity and mother tongues are concerned. An attempt has been also made to echo the case of Berber as a native language and its potential at the ethno- cultural level. With the aim of evaluating the situation of Berber, we promptly address the following questions: (i) Can diversity be regarded as a cultural richness? (ii) To what extent can Berber be able to generate positive attitudes towards learning it? (iii) What are the implications of its corpus planning?
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