Gilles Fauconnier

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Gilles Fauconnier
Gilles Fauconnier.jpg
Born19 August 1944 (1944-08-19) (age 76)
Scientific career
Fieldscognitive science, linguistics
InstitutionsUC San Diego

Gilles Fauconnier (French pronunciation: ​[ʒil fokɔˈnje]) (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]
  • Conceptual Integration Networks (1998) (with Mark Turner)
  • Mappings in Thought and Language (1997)[4]
  • Mental spaces: Aspects of meaning construction in natural language (1994)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hugo Lundhaug (2010). Images of Rebirth: Cognitive Poetics and Transformational Grammar. Google Books. p. 30 (of 593 pages).
  2. ^ a b 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.

External links[edit]