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, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 322-327

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Relativity theory of information and communication in natural language

  • Graziella TonfoniAffiliated withDipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Orientali, University of BolognaCollege Library and Information Services, University of Maryland Email author 

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The present paper is meant to summarise and enlighten the theoretical implications of the twin theories of text comprehension and of text compression. Compatibility and non-exclusiveness of particle-like analysis of language and wave-like analysis of intentionality are also demonstrated within the newly established quantum linguistics framework. The informative state of language is viewed as being relatively stable; once activated and subject to motion, therefore reaching a communicative state, different phenomena occur, which may be observed, analysed and visualised through CPP-TRS observational devices. Relativity theory may therefore be organised in terms of quanta with continuity and no contradiction.


Communicative positioning Intentionality Information visuality Textual perception Textual resolution enhancement