Ambiguity notes

Questions

1. What does ambiguity mean?

2. What usually happens to ambiguities in context?

3. What is an example of lexical ambiguity?

4. What are the two meanings of She is a French teacher?

5. Can you give some examples of structural ambiguity?

6. Where does the ambiguity come from in cases of structural ambiguity?

7. What are the two meanings of porcelain egg container?

8. What are the two meanings of The chicken is ready to eat?

9. What is the ambiguity in Ken loves his girlfriend?

10. What is the ambiguity in Three students shot four professors?

11. What is the ambiguity in Every boy likes a girl?

12. Where does the ambiguity come from in cases of pragmatic ambiguity?

 

 

 

 

 

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