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Gilles Fauconnier (pronounced [ʒil.fo.kɔnˈje]) (born August 19, 1944) is a French linguist, researcher in cognitive science, and author, currently working in the United States.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.

His books include:

  • The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities (with Mark Turner)
  • Amalgama Concettuale (with Mark Turner)
  • Mappings in Thought and Language
  • Mental spaces: Aspects of meaning construction in natural language

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