Journal of Logic, Language and Information

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 63–86 | Cite as

Ambiguous Discourse in a Compositional Context. An Operational Perspective

  • Tim Fernando

Abstract

The processing of sequences of (English) sentences is analyzedcompositionally through transitions that merge sentences, rather thandecomposing them. Transitions that are in a precise senseinertial are related to disjunctive and non-deterministic approaches toambiguity. Modal interpretations are investigated, inducing variousequivalences on sequences.

ambiguity compositionality discourse 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Fernando
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  1. 1.Computer ScienceTrinity CollegeDublinIreland

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