Gilles Fauconnier (French pronunciation: [ʒil fokɔˈnje]) (born 19 August 1944) is a French linguist, researcher in cognitive science, and author, 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.
His books include:
- The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities (with Mark Turner) (2003)
- Amalgama Concettuale (with Mark Turner)
- Mappings in Thought and Language (1997)
- Mental spaces: Aspects of meaning construction in natural language (1994)