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Turner, Mark 1954-

Works: 38 works in 291 publications in 6 languages and 11,479 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Trivia and miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terminology  Periodicals  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Mark Turner
The literary mind by Mark Turner( )

51 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner argues that story, projection, and parable precede grammar, that language follows from these mental capacities as a consequence. Language, he concludes, is the child of the literary mind
Cognitive dimensions of social science by Mark Turner( )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What will be the future of social science? Where exactly do we stand, and where do we go from here? What kinds of problems should we be addressing, with what kinds of approaches and arguments? Mark Turner offers an answer to these pressing questions: social science is headed toward convergence with cognitive science." "About fifty thousand years ago, human beings made a spectacular advance: they became cognitively modern. This development made possible the invention of the vast range of knowledge, practices, and institutions that social scientists try to explain. For Turner, the anchor of all social science - anthropology, political science, sociology, economics - must be the study of the cognitively modern human mind." "In this book, Turner moves the study of the extraordinary powers of the human mind to the center of social scientific research and analysis. Together, cognitive science and social science will give us a new and better approach to the study of what human beings are, what human beings do, what kind of mind they have, and how that mind developed over the history of the species."--Jacket
Clear and simple as the truth : writing classic prose by Francis-Noël Thomas( )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart. At a time when writing skills have virtually disappeared, what can be done? If only people learned the principles of verbal correctness, the essential rules, wouldn't good prose simply fall into place? Thomas and Turner say no. Attending to rules of grammar, sense, and sentence structure will no more lead to effective prose than knowing the mechanics of a golf swing will lead to a hole-in-one. Furthermore, ten-step programs to better writing exacerbate the problem by failing to recognize, as Thomas and Turner point out, that there are many styles with different standards. In the first half of Clear and Simple, the authors introduce a range of styles - reflexive, practical, plain, contemplative, romantic, prophetic, and others - contrasting them to classic style. Its principles are simple: The writer adopts the pose that the motive is truth, the purpose is presentation, the reader is an intellectual equal, and the occasion is informal. Classic style is at home in everything from business memos to personal letters, from magazine articles to university writing. The second half of the book is a tour of examples - the exquisite and the execrable - showing what has worked and what hasn't. Classic prose is found everywhere: from Thomas Jefferson to Junichiro Tanizaki, from Mark Twain to the observations of an undergraduate. Here are many fine performances in classic style, each clear and simple as the truth
The artful mind : cognitive science and the riddle of human creativity( )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All normal human beings alive in the last fifty thousand years appear to have possessed, in Mark Turner's phrase, "irrepressibly artful minds." Cognitively modern minds produced a staggering list of behavioral singularities--science, religion, mathematics, language, advanced tool use, decorative dress, dance, culture, art--that seems to indicate a mysterious and unexplained discontinuity between us and all other living things. This brute fact gives rise to some tantalizing questions: How did the artful mind emerge? What are the basic mental operations that make art possible for us now, and how do they operate? These are the questions that occupy the distinguished contributors to this volume, which emerged from a year-long Getty-funded research project hosted by the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. These scholars bring to bear a range of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspectives on the relationship between art (broadly conceived), the mind, and the brain. Together they hope to provide directions for a new field of research that can play a significant role in answering the great riddle of human singularity
More than cool reason : a field guide to poetic metaphor by George Lakoff( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way we think : conceptual blending and the mind's hidden complexities by Gilles Fauconnier( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until recently, cognitive science has focused on such mental functions as problem solving, grammar, and pattern recognition - the functions, in other words, in which the human mind most resembles a computer. But human beings are more than computers: We invent new meanings, make discoveries, have new ideas that never existed before, and use our powerful imaginations routinely in everyday life. Cognitive science, at last, is focusing on these mysterious, creative aspects of the mind." "A major statement by two of the world's leading cognitive scientists, The Way We Think is an analysis of the imaginative nature of the human mind. The research program of conceptual blending is already widely known; this book, written to be accessible to lay readers and students as well as interested scientists, is its definitive statement. Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner show that conceptual blending is at the root of the cognitively modern human mind - the mind that human beings have worked with since the Upper Paleolithic Age. Conceptual blends themselves are repeatedly blended and reblended by people and their cultures to create the rich fabric of the way we live. Learning and navigating these blends is the crucial mental activity of the developing child."--Jacket
The origin of ideas : blending, creativity, and the human spark by Mark Turner( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes human beings so innovative, so adept at rapid, creative thinking? Where do new ideas come from, and once we have them, how can we carry them mentally into new situations? What allows our thinking to range easily over time, space, causation, and agency-so easily that we take this truly remarkable ability for granted? In The Origin of Ideas, Mark Turner offers a provocative new theory to answer these and many other questions. While other species do what we cannot-fly, run amazingly fast, see in the dark-only human beings can innovate so rapidly and widely. Turner argues that this distinctively human spark was an evolutionary advance that developed from a particular kind of mental operation, which he calls "blending": our ability to take two or more ideas and create a new idea in the "blend." Turner begins by looking at the "lionman," a 32,000-year-old ivory figurine, one of the earliest examples of blending. Here, the concepts "lion" and "man" are merged into a new figure, the "lionman." Turner argues that at some stage during the Paleolithic Age, humans reached a tipping point. Before that, we were a bunch of large, unimaginative mammals. After that, we were poised to take over the world. Once biological evolution hit upon making brains that could do advanced blending, we possessed the capacity to invent and maintain culture. Cultural innovation could then progress by leaps and bounds over biological evolution itself, leading to the highest forms of human cognition and creativity. For anyone interested in how and why our minds work the way they do, The Origin of Ideas offers a wealth of original insights-and is itself a brilliant example of the innovative thinking it describes
Death is the mother of beauty : mind, metaphor, criticism by Mark Turner( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading minds : the study of English in the age of cognitive science by Mark Turner( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figurative language and thought by Albert N Katz( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our understanding of the nature and processing of figurative language is central to issues in cognitive science, including the relationship of language and thought, how we process language, and how we comprehend abstract meaning. Points on these and related questions are raised and argued by experts in the area of figurative language
Meaning, form, and body( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human body by Caroline Harris( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the different organ systems of the human body, providing in-depth examinations of the brain, the senses, bones and muscles, the heart, and the digestive system
The Shakespearean international yearbook by Mark Turner( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This eighth volume of The Shakespearean International Yearbook presents a special section on 'European Shakespeares', proceeding from the claim that Shakespeare's literary craft was not just native English or British, but was filtered and fashioned through a Renaissance awareness that needs to be recognized as European, and that has had effects and afterlives across the Continent. Guest editors Ton Hoenselaars and Clara Calvo have constructed this section to highlight both how the spread of 'Shakespeare' throughout Europe has brought together the energies of a wide variety of European cultures across several centuries, and how the inclusion of Shakespeare in European culture has been not only a European but also a world affair. The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important issues and developments in contemporary Shakespeare studies. Contributors to this issue come from the US and the UK, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, India, Portugal, Greece, France, and Hungary. In addition to the section on European Shakespeares, this volume includes essays on the genre of romance, issues of character, and other topics."--Provided by publisher
J'économise l'énergie by Neil Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une ampoule ordinaire consomme autant d'énergie que cinq ampoules à haute efficacité energétique. Avec ce livre, les enfants apprendront plusieurs trucs simples et efficaces pour les aider à économiser l'énergie à la maison et à l'école. [Résumé de l'éditeur]
Shakespeare studies today( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare studies today( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unholy orders by Mark Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal homes by Barbara Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A variety of animal homes, including those of ants, termites, birds and small mammals, are depicted in this book. Beautiful pictures are embellished with interesting and accurate information about each featured animal

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shi to ninchi( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cognitive dimensions of social science
Cognitive dimensions of social scienceClear and simple as the truth : writing classic proseThe artful mind : cognitive science and the riddle of human creativityMore than cool reason : a field guide to poetic metaphorThe way we think : conceptual blending and the mind's hidden complexitiesDeath is the mother of beauty : mind, metaphor, criticismReading minds : the study of English in the age of cognitive scienceFigurative language and thought
Alternative Names
Mark Turner lingüista estadounidense

Turner, M. 1954-

Марк Тернер

터너, M. 1954-

터너, 마크 1954-

터너, 막스 1954-

ターナー, マーク

English (254)

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Japanese (2)

Spanish (1)

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