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Gilles Fauconnier

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Gilles Fauconnier
Born(1944-08-19)19 August 1944
Died3 February 2021(2021-02-03) (aged 76)
Academic background
Doctoral advisorS.Y. Kuroda
Academic work
Disciplinecognitive science, linguistics
InstitutionsUC San Diego

Gilles Fauconnier (French pronunciation: [ʒil fokɔˈnje]) (19 August 1944 in Vannes – 3 February 2021 in San Diego [1]) was a French linguist, researcher in cognitive science, and author,[2][3] who worked in the U.S. He was distinguished 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.[3]

His books include:

  • The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities (with Mark Turner) (2003)[4]
  • Conceptual Integration Networks (with Mark Turner) (1998)
  • Mappings in Thought and Language (1997)[5]
  • Mental Spaces: Aspects of Meaning Construction in Natural Language (1994)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gilles FAUCONNIER avis de décès - San Diego, CA". Dignity Memorial.
  2. ^ Hugo Lundhaug (2010). Images of Rebirth: Cognitive Poetics and Transformational Grammar. Google Books. p. 30 (of 593 pages).
  3. ^ a b Lawrence M. Zbikowski (2005). Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis. Google Books. p. 78 (of 360 pages).
  4. ^ "The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities". Google Books. 2013.
  5. ^ "Mappings in Thought and Language - Gilles Fauconnier". Google Books. 2013.

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