Mark Turner

Institute Professor and Professor of Cognitive Science
Department of Cognitive Science/ Founding Director of Cognitive Science Network (
Case Western Reserve University

Fields of interest:

Cognitive Linguistics, Construction Grammar, Blending, Multimodal Communication, Gesture, Media

Recent publications:

M. Turner. In press.
Blending in language and communication.
Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. E. Dąbrowska, D. Divjak, (eds.), De Gruyter Mouton, Berlin.

M. Turner.
The Origin of Ideas: Blending, Creativity, and the Human Spark.
New York: Oxford University Press 2014.

M. Turner.
Ten Lectures on Mind and Language.
Eminent Linguists Lecture Series. Beijing: FLTR Press 2011.

M. Turner.
Conceptual Blending.
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences, Ed. by P. Colm Hogan. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press 2010, pp. 194-197.

M. Turner.
Frame Blending.
Frames, Corpora, and Knowledge Representation, ed. by Rema Rossini Favretti. Bologna: Bononia University Press 2008, pp. 13-32.

G. Fauconnier & M. Turner.
Rethinking Metaphor.
Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought. R. Gibbs (ed.), New York: Cambridge University Press 2008, 53-66.

G. Fauconnier & M. Turner.
The Origin of Language as a Product of the Evolution of Modern Cognition.
Origin and Evolution of Languages: Approaches, Models, Paradigms. Edited by Bernard Laks. London: Equinox Publishing Ltd 2007, pp. 133-156.

M. Turner.
Conceptual Integration.
The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. Edited by Dirk Geeraerts and Hubert Cuyckens. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2007, pp. 377-393.

G. Fauconnier, M. Turner.
The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind’s Hidden Complexities.
New York: Basic Books 2002..

G. Fauconnier , M. Turner.
Blending as a Central Process of Grammar
Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language. Edited by Adele Goldberg. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information 1996. Pages 113-130.

M. Turner.
Reading Minds: The Study of English in the Age of Cognitive Science.
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press 1991