Disambiguation of Negative Sentences by Intonation

억양을 통한 부정문의 중의성 해소 방안 연구

  • 김소희 (고려대학교 영어영문학과) ;
  • 공은정 (고려대학교 영어영문학과) ;
  • 강선미 (고려대학교 영어영문학과) ;
  • 이용재 (고려대학교 영어영문학과)
  • Published : 2000.12.01


The negative sentence may have an ambiguity depending on which constituent of the sentence is negated. In case of sentence final adverbials, whether they are included in the scope of negation generates the semantic ambiguity. Since sentences with ambiguous meanings have the same word order, the differences of the meanings in different contexts should be manifested with intonational cues. This article represents how intonation contributes to the disambiguation in negative sentences with ambiguity and which phonological/phonetic cues are specifically used in the course of the disambiguation.