What's the difference when we use 'of behavior' and 'for behavior'? Thank you. "Culture consists of patterns, explicit and implicit, OF AND FOR behavior acquired and transmitted by symbols, constituting the distinctive achievement of human groups, including their embodiments in artifacts; ...”
Aug 23, 2014 3:23 PM
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"Pattern of" would relate to observed or recorded behaviour; "Pattern for" might imply instructed or learned behaviour (like we say "template for" or "recipe for"). To be honest, this looks like bad writing to me - the kind of academic writing where the writer has little of substance to say, so they chain a bunch of big words together and hope you don't notice. That may be unfair as it's only a few lines, but hey...
August 23, 2014
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