HOW AMBIGUOUS IS THE STRUCTURAL AMBIGUITY

Simatupang, Masda Surti (2007) HOW AMBIGUOUS IS THE STRUCTURAL AMBIGUITY. Jurnal LINGUA CULTURA, 1 (2). pp. 99-104. ISSN 2460 710X

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Abstract

A word, phrase, or sentence is ambiguous if it has more than one meaning. The ambiguity,however, can be noticed if one really has a linguistic knowledge on how to analyze the phrase or sentence. Of the two kinds of ambiguity, lexical and structural, the latter is the one which is explored further in this paper. Structural ambiguity occurs when a phrase or sentence has more than one underlying structure. The phrase can be disambiguated by putting it in a sentence with some sort of formal signals which help the reader or hearer to recognize the sentence structure. Some of the signals include function words, inflections, affixes, stress, juncture, and punctuation. The rest of this paper discusses some types of structural ambiguity, how they differ, and some possible ways to resolve them.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Depositing User: Edi Wibowo
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2019 09:50
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 09:50
URI: http://repository.uki.ac.id/id/eprint/699

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