Recruiting a nonlocal language for performing local identity: Indexical appropriations of Lingala in the Congolese border town Goma

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleRecruiting a nonlocal language for performing local identity: Indexical appropriations of Lingala in the Congolese border town Goma Author(S)Karen Buscher (Author)
Abstract  This article describes discursive processes by which inhabitants of the Congolese border town Goma attribute new indexical values to Lingala, a language exogenous to the area of which most Goma inhabitants only possess limited knowledge. ...Paginationp 527-556
SubjectSociologyDescriptorsSociolinguistics
Journal TitleLanguage in Society  
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