Forma y Función
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Metaphor materializes in discourse according to multiple specific rules. The purpose of this article is to verify the mechanisms through which metaphor operates in transgressive discourse. The analysis revolves around the different theories of language that focus on relations of continuity vs. discontinuity, unification vs. fragmentation, and aggregation vs. disaggregation. Using the perspective of French discourse analysis theory, the article suggests that the discursive metaphor arises in the tension between continuity and discontinuity, a tension that mobilizes relations of force on the basis of the carnivalization of voices in transgressive discourse.
Keywords : communication; discourse; metaphor; pcc.