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ERIC Number: EJ641160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0143-4632
Conveying and Evaluating Speakers' Commitment to Telling the Truth: The Impact of European Christian Missionaries on Language Use.
Masagara, Ndinzi
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v22 n4 p325-38 2001
Recent changes in oath-taking in Kirundi-Kinyarwanda are presented and interpreted. Shows that new oath variants create quantitative and qualitative variability in form, significance, and use in the conceptualization and meaning of oaths. Such changes were initiated largely by European Christian missionaries who arrived in Burundi and Rwanda at the end of the nineteenth century. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Burundi; Rwanda