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That is, a cultural model entails that the knowledge that it organizes is shared among members of a community (Holland and Quinn, 1987; Shore, 1996; Kronenfeld, 1996, 2008; Strauss and Quinn, 1997; Quinn, 2005). Third, a cultural model is used in reasoning, in planning actions, and it may motivate action as well (D’Andrade and Strauss, 1992; Holland, 1992). , culture in mind, within which and out of which behavior will be generated. Where are cultural models located in the mind? Since cultural models vary in complexity and content, they can be located in possibly any major module and domain of knowledge therein of the mind.
The specific subtype of the absolute frame of reference that they use I have termed ‘radial’ (Bennardo, 1996, 2002a, 2002b). A fixed point of reference in the field of the speaker is selected and objects are represented as from or toward that point. In Chapter 5, Tongan culture and space, I introduce a clear example of the instantiation of the preferred ‘radial’ mental representation of spatial relationships coming from the results of drawing tasks I administered (Bennardo, 2002a). Maps of the island produced by the villagers living on it showed a radial organization with the major town at the center and their village on a radius originating from that center (neither positions correspond to their geographic reality).
Tribute ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� While individuals are allowed to own land at the age of sixteen, they cannot marry before eighteen, and cannot vote before twenty-one. After asking many people about what age they considered a Tongan an adult, I received a variety of answers due to this tripartite system of rights. So, I decided to assign adulthood to individuals of eighteen and above. 7 A Tongan pa’anga is worth around 50% of an American dollar.
An Advanced English Practice Course by James Day