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International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME)

ISSN: 2305-3623 (Print), ISSN: 2305-8463 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJEME Vol.2, No.10, Oct. 2012

The Linguistic Analysis of Sound Ambiguity and Meaning Ambiguity

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Author(s)

Congying Liu

Index Terms

Ambiguity;sound meaning;context

Abstract

This thesis will talk about ambiguity by classifying it into sound ambiguity and meaning ambiguity. In the first part, the author will discuss the theories in ambiguity namely the Q-and R-principle and IC-analysis which are the most basic and important in the analysis of ambiguity. In the following part, the author will analyze the sound ambiguity and meaning ambiguity in detail. Polysemy and homonymy are the main causes of sound ambiguity. Culture and context are the main causes of meaning ambiguity. And in the last part the author will discuss the advantage and disadvantage of ambiguity. Ambiguity can be seen as a sword that has two blades. The positive side should be studied to make the language becomes more interesting and vivid. The negative side should be avoided to make the writing or speech more accurate.

Cite This Paper

Congying Liu,"The Linguistic Analysis of Sound Ambiguity and Meaning Ambiguity", IJEME, vol.2, no.10, pp.39-44, 2012.

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