Language, Space, and Social Relationships: A Foundational Cultural Model in Polynesia

Language, Space, and Social Relationships: A Foundational Cultural Model in Polynesia

by Giovanni Bennardo
     
 

Discusses the relationship between language and the mental organisation of knowledge, based on research carried out in Polynesia.See more details below

Overview

Discusses the relationship between language and the mental organisation of knowledge, based on research carried out in Polynesia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521883122
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/14/2009
Series:
Language Culture and Cognition Series, #9
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Giovanni Bennardo is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University.

Table of Contents

1. A foundational cultural model in Tongan language, culture, and social relationships; 2. The Kingdom of Tonga: country, people, and language; Part I. Space in Tongan Language, Culture, and Cognition: 3. Space in Tongan language; 4. Space in Tongan cognition; 5. Tongan culture and space; Part II. Radiality: 6. The radiality hypothesis; 7. Radiality in possession and time; 8. Radiality and the Tongan kinship terminology; Part III. Radiality in Social Relationships: 9. Radiality and speech about social relationships; 10. Radiality and mental representations of social relationships; 11. Radiality in social network; 12. A radial mind.

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