Mark Turner's research concerns issues of mind and language.
creativity, invention, conceptual and
linguistic systems, conceptual projection
and integration, figure and narrative in thought and language,
evolutionary theory of meaning, poetics, style, and the literary mind.
Traditions of influence include classical rhetoric
and cognitive science.
Mark Turner's BA and MA in mathematics are from Berkeley, as are
his BA, MA, and PhD in English language and literature.
Doctoral Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
University of Maryland
Fellowships and Research Affiliations:
- Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1996-1997
- Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1994-1995
- John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1992-1993
- Visiting Scholar, Linguistics and Cognitive Science, UCSD, 1992-1993
- National Humanities Center, 1989-1990
- National Endowment for the Humanities, 1986-1987
Figurative Language and Thought. (With
Cristina Cacciari, Ray Gibbs, Jr., and Albert Katz.)
Oxford University Press, in press.
The Literary Mind.
Oxford University Press, 1996.
Discover Magazine, March 1997.
Clear and Simple as the Truth: Writing Classic Prose. (With Francis-Noël Thomas.)
Princeton University Press, 1994.
Prix du Rayonnement de la langue et de la littérature
1996 (Académie française).
The Study of English in the Age
Princeton University Press, 1991.
More than Cool Reason:
A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor.
(With George Lakoff.) University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Death is the Mother of Beauty:
Mind, Metaphor, Criticism.
University of Chicago Press, 1987.
This book can be read on the web
by following its link.
- "Backstage Cognition in Reason and Choice." In
Andrew Lupia, Mathew McCubbins, and Samuel Popkin, editors,
Elements of Political Reasoning.
- "Conceptual Integration Networks" (With Gilles Fauconnier).
Cognitive Science. In press.
- "Principles of Conceptual
Integration" (With Gilles Fauconnier).
Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language, II. Edited by
Jean-Pierre Koenig, et al. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and
Information (CSLI). In press.
- "Conceptual Integration in
Counterfactuals" (With Gilles Fauconnier).
Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language, II.
Edited by Jean-Pierre Koenig, et al.
Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and
Information (CSLI). In press.
- "Conceptual Blending and Counterfactual Argument in the Social and Behavioral Sciences." In Philip Tetlock and
Aaron Belkin, editors,
Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World
Politics. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press,
"Cognitive Science and Literary Theory."
Stanford Humanities Review. 4:1
Supplement. (Spring 1994), 110-112.
"Blending as a Central Process of Grammar" (with Gilles Fauconnier) in
Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language. Edited by Adele
Goldberg. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and
Information (CSLI) [distributed by Cambridge University Press],
"Design for a Theory of Meaning" in The Nature and Ontogenesis
Edited by W. F. Overton and D. S. Palermo. Hillsdale, NJ:
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1994.
"Conceptual Integration and Formal Expression."
(With Gilles Fauconnier).
Metaphor and Symbolic Activity, volume 10, number 3 (1995),
- "Conceptual Projection and Middle Spaces." (With Gilles Fauconnier.)
UCSD Department of Cognitive Science
Technical Report 9401. April 1994.
[Compressed (Unix) postscript version:
- "Language is a Virus." Poetics Today 13:4 (Winter 1992), 725-736.
"As Imagination Bodies Forth the Forms of Things Unknown."
Review of Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.,
The Poetics of Mind. In Pragmatics and
Cognition, 3:1 (1995) 179-185.
Courses taught by Mark Turner
Blending and Conceptual Integration
Maryland Doctoral Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science of Language at Maryland
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science in the Arts and Humanities at Maryland
Directory of Contemporary Research in Metaphor (University of Oregon)
Literature, Cognition, and the Brain
Journal of the Psychological Study of the Arts
Arob@se: Journal des lettres & sciences humaines
University of California,
San Diego, Department of Cognitive Science
Rhetorical Studies Group
Language, Rhetoric, and Writing at
The Metaphor Project
Home Page: Megan Whalen Turner