Raymond W Gibbs Jr

DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentPsychology Department
OfficeSocial Sciences 2, Room 367
Office HoursOn Leave
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Research Interests

Raymond Gibbs' research interests are in the fields of experimental psycholinguistics and cognitive science. His work concerns a range of theoretical issues, ranging from questions about the role of embodied experience in thought and language, to looking at people's use and understanding of figurative language (e.g., metaphor, irony, idioms). Professor Gibbs is especially interested in bodily experience and linguistic meaning. Much of Professor Gibbs' research is motivated by theories of meaning in philosophy, linguistics, and comparative literature. Most generally, his research interests have wide interdisciplinary application to all fields concerned with mind, meaning and interpretation.

Biography, Education and Training

M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
B.A., Hampshire College

Selected Publications

  • Embodiment and Cognitive Science, Cambridge University Press, in press.

  • Intentions in the Experience of Meaning, Cambridge, UK and New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

  • Gibbs, R., and Steen, G. (Eds.), Metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1999.

  • Katz, A.; Cacciari, C.; Gibbs, R.; and Turner, M. Figurative Language and Thought, New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

  • The Poetics of Mind: Figurative Thought, Language, and Understanding. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1994.

Courses Taught

Psych 135: Feelings and Emotions
Psych 137: Mind, Body, and World
Psych 139B: Consciousness
Psych 224A: Proseminar: Cognitive II