Mark Turner

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There are several well-known people named Mark Turner.


Jazz saxophone player

Mark Turner is a well-known jazz saxophonist with several albums.
Titles include:

  • "Mark Turner"
  • "In This World"
  • "Ballad Session"
  • "Dharma Days."
  • "Fly"

Scientist

Mark Turner is a linguist, researcher in cognitive science, and author. He is Institute Professor and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. In the past, Turner has been a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Humanities Center, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Académie française awarded him the Prix du Rayonnement de la langue et de la littérature françaises in 1996.

The work of Gilles Fauconnier and Turner founded the theory of Conceptual blending.

His books include:

  • The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities (with Gilles Fauconnier, 2003)
  • More Than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor (with George Lakoff, 1989)
  • Cognitive Dimensions of Social Science: The Way We Think About Politics, Economics, Law, and Society (2003)

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