Giovanni Bennardo is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University.
Discusses the relationship between language and the mental organisation of knowledge, based on research carried out in Polynesia.
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Table of Contents1. 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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