The Analysis of Ambiguous Structures Through The Structural Ambiguity Concept

Muhammad Rayhan Bustam

Abstract


This paper is entitled The Analysis of Ambiguous Structures Through The
Structural Ambiguity Concept. The purpose of the paper is to acquire a clear
description of structural ambiguity. Structural ambiguity is a kind of ambiguities
which occurs when a phrase, clause or sentence can be given two or more different
interpretations as a result of the arrangement of words (the structure). The
structural ambiguity can arise even though there is no word(s) are ambiguous in the
structure. The result of the paper shows that the structural ambiguity can occur in
some structures, namely: Noun Phrase, Prepositional Phrase, Relative Clause, Noun
Clause, and also the combination of those with conjunction (coordinating).


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