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Fauconnier holds an engineering degree from Paris's École Polytechnique.
Fauconnier holds a Master of Advanced Study in mathematics from the University of Paris.
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Fauconnier holds a Doctor of Philosophy in linguistics from the University of California at San Diego.
(Mental Spaces is the classic introduction to the study of...)
Mental Spaces is the classic introduction to the study of mental spaces and conceptual projection, as revealed through the structure and use of language. It examines in detail the dynamic construction of connected domains as discourse unfolds. The discovery of mental space organization has modified our conception of language and thought: powerful and uniform accounts of superficially disparate phenomena have become available in the areas of reference, presupposition projection, counterfactual and analogical reasoning, metaphor, and metonymy, and time and aspect in discourse. The present work lays the foundation for this research. It uncovers simple and general principles that lie behind the awesome complexity of everyday logic.
(Meaning in everyday thought and language is constructed a...)
Meaning in everyday thought and language is constructed at lightning speed. We are not conscious of the staggering complexity of the cognitive operations that drive our simplest behavior. This book reveals the creativity that underlies our effortless use of language in everyday life, when we engage in conversation, understand humor, or solve puzzles. The capacities and principles that we develop from infancy for ordinary thinking and talking are also the ones that drive scientific and artistic thought, high-level reasoning, and conceptual change.
(In its first two decades, much of cognitive science focus...)
In its first two decades, much of cognitive science focused on such mental functions as memory, learning, symbolic thought, and language acquisition - the functions in which the human mind most closely resembles a computer. But humans are more than computers, and the cutting-edge research in cognitive science is increasingly focused on the more mysterious, creative aspects of the mind. The Way We Think is a landmark synthesis that exemplifies this new direction. The theory of conceptual blending is already widely known in laboratories throughout the world; this book is its definitive statement.
Fauconnier holds an engineering degree from Paris's École Polytechnique, a Master of Advanced Study in mathematics from the University of Paris, and a Doctor of Philosophy in linguistics from the University of California at San Diego.
Since 1988 Gilles Fauconnier is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California San Diego.
Fauconnier is the author of a number of books on linguistics and cognitive science, including "Mental Spaces: Aspects of Meaning Construction in Natural Language" (1994), "Mappings in Thought and Language" (1997), and The Way We Think (with Mark Turner, 2002).
Fauconnier teaches and lectures internationally on semiotics and cognitive theory. He has served on several editorial boards of professional journals, including Cognition and the Journal of Semantics.
Gilles Fauconnier is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship in 1998 and a fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
(In its first two decades, much of cognitive science focus...)2002
(Mental Spaces is the classic introduction to the study of...)1985
(Meaning in everyday thought and language is constructed a...)1997
In his work, Fauconnier attempts to understand and explain the mostly unconscious mental operations conducted as people think and speak. The conceptual building, analogical mapping, and the construction of mental spaces are subjects of Fauconnier's research and analysis.
Fauconnier is a member of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association, Cognitive Science Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association des Sciences du Langage.