Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Citations for disambiguate
The additional specifications on the part of Spanish offer the reader a grammatical signal about word relationships that helps to disambiguate sentences. English, in contrast, offers little grammatical signaling here.
The general idea behind this disambiguation task is that some verbs have different meanings and the context in which they appear is used to disambiguate them.
Origin of disambiguate
Disambiguate entered English in the 1960s as the negative verbal equivalent to ambiguous. Interestingly, there is no verb form of ambiguous in English.