Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Processament d'informació ambigua

Maria Teresa Espinal


This paper is an attempt to explain the phenomenon of neutralization to which certain negative adverbial structures are submitted when the stage of processing the corresponding utterances is reached. This notion of neutralization is to be understood as the disappearance of an ambiguity at the very moment at which people's representation of the world is built and modified. The analysis of the data shows that the level of Logical Form (at which a certain ambiguity is formally represented) and the level of representation at which propositions are conceptualized are different.

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