the ways in which meanings are exchanged ...

English translation: the sentence is ambiguous

09:46 May 25, 2011
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Social Sciences - Media / Multimedia
English term or phrase: the ways in which meanings are exchanged ...
It will also allow us to examine the ways in which meanings are exchanged in a wider and more complex range of ways than allowed by ideas about the rational public sphere.

I'm not sure what the language says here, I'm a bit confused - (1) meanings are exchanged in a wider and more complex ways than allowed by the ideas about rational public sphere
(2) we will be able to examine the ways [in which manings are exchanged] in awider and more complex ways - so here the examination will be wider than allowed by ideas about rational public sphere
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Selected answer:the sentence is ambiguous
Explanation:
It's not just you that will be confused by this sentence. I can see no definite clue to suggest which of your suggested interpretations is the correct one.
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Martin Riordan
Brazil
Local time: 11:09
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4 +2the sentence is ambiguous
Martin Riordan


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
the sentence is ambiguous


Explanation:
It's not just you that will be confused by this sentence. I can see no definite clue to suggest which of your suggested interpretations is the correct one.

Martin Riordan
Brazil
Local time: 11:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Selected automatically based on peer agreement.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jack Doughty: I'm inclined to think the asker's second suggestion is right, but as you say, it is ambiguous.
30 mins
  -> Thanks, Jack.

agree  Phong Le
1 day 2 hrs
  -> Thank you!
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