Gilles Fauconnier

Gilles Fauconnier (French pronunciation: ​[ʒil fokɔˈnje]) (19 August 1944 – 3 February 2021[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.

Gilles Fauconnier
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Born(1944-08-19)19 August 1944
Died3 February 2021(2021-02-03) (aged 76)
Scientific career
Fieldscognitive science, linguistics
InstitutionsUC San Diego

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 (1998) (with Mark Turner)
  • Mappings in Thought and Language (1997)[5]
  • Mental spaces: Aspects of meaning construction in natural language (1994)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Gilles Raymond Fauconnier (in French)
  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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