William Gay


Analogy and Metaphor:  Two Models of Linguistic Creativity (1980)



1.  Introduction:  Continental Philosophy of Language  (301)

o     Sedimented Sign System

o     Diacritical meaning


o     Active Speaking Subject

o     Intentional meaning


o     Conflicting Class Interests

o     Praxeological meaning



2.  Saussure and Analogical Innovation  (303)




3.  Ricoeur and Metaphorical Re-description


o     Synchronic exploitation of polysemy

o     Diachronic expansion of polysemy


4.  Conclusion:  Beyond Analogical and Metaphorical Creativity


o     Lexical and syntactic

o     Unrealized grammar


o     Sentencial and semantic

o     Unrealized meaning