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Gilles Fauconnier

Gilles Fauconnier
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Nationality French
Fields cognitive science, linguistics
Institutions UC San Diego
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Gilles Fauconnier (Template:IPA-fr) (born 19 August 1944) is a French linguist, researcher in cognitive science, and author,[1][2] currently working in the U.S. He is a professor at the University of California, San Diego, in the Department of Cognitive Science.

His work with Mark Turner founded the theory of conceptual blending.[2]

His books include:

  • The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities (with Mark Turner) (2003)[3]
  • Amalgama Concettuale (with Mark Turner)
  • Mappings in Thought and Language (1997)[4]
  • Mental spaces: Aspects of meaning construction in natural language (1994)

See also


  1. Hugo Lundhaug (2010). Images of Rebirth: Cognitive Poetics and Transformational Grammar. Google Books. p. 30 (of 593 pages).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lawrence M. Zbikowski (2005). Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis. Google Books. p. 78 (of 360 pages).
  3. "The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities". Google Books. 2013.
  4. "Mappings in Thought and Language - Gilles Fauconnier". Google Books. 2013.

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