Mark Turner (cognitive scientist)

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Mark Turner
photo of Mark Turner
Nationality American
Fields cognitive science, linguistics, decision-making, reasoning, communication, media, marketing
Institutions Case Western Reserve University
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Notable awards Prix du Rayonnement de la langue et de la littérature françaises (Académie française) (1996)
Website
markturner.org

Mark Turner (born 1954) is a cognitive scientist, linguist, and author. He is Institute Professor and Professor of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University.[1] In 1996, the French Academy awarded him a Grand Prix (Prix du Rayonnement de la langue et de la littérature françaises) for his work in these fields.[2] Turner and Gilles Fauconnier founded the theory of conceptual blending, presented in textbooks and encyclopedias.[3] Turner is also a director for the Cognitive Science Network (CSN).[4] and co-director of the Red Hen Lab.

Books[edit]

  • Death is the Mother of Beauty: Mind, Metaphor, Criticism (University of Chicago Press, 1987)
  • More Than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor (with George Lakoff, University of Chicago Press, 1989)
  • Reading Minds: The Study of English in the Age of Cognitive Science (Princeton University Press, 1991)
  • The Literary Mind: The Origins of Thought and Language (Oxford University Press, 1996)
  • Cognitive Dimensions of Social Science: The Way We Think About Politics, Economics, Law, and Society (Oxford University Press, 2001)
  • The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities (with Gilles Fauconnier, Basic Books, 2002)
  • The Artful Mind: Cognitive Science and the Riddle of Human Creativity (Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • Clear and Simple as the Truth: Writing Classic Prose Second Edition (with Francis-Noël Thomas, Princeton University Press, 2011) ISBN 978-0-691-14743-7.
  • The Origin of Ideas: Blending, Creativity, and the Human Spark (Oxford University Press, 2014)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Biography page at Case Western
  2. ^ French Academy Page for Mark Turner
  3. ^ The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2001. Edited by Neil Smelser. Elsevier. Pages 2495-2498 ; Croft, William and D. Alan Cruse. 2004. Cognitive Linguistics. Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics. Cambridge University Press ; Geeraerts, Dirk, editor. 2006. Cognitive Linguistics: Basic Readings. Mouton de Gruyter ; Evans, Vyvyan and Melanie Green. 2006. Cognitive Linguistics: An Introduction. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates ; Harbus, Antonina. 2012. Cognitive Approaches to Old English Poetry. D. S. Brewer.
  4. ^ Cognitive Science Network

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