Problem Set 1:
Due 10 AM, September 27, 2013 (Friday, in class)
Find an example of ambiguity in a newspaper or other forum (blog, chatroom, etc — anything that represents naturally-occurring English). Give the example with at least one sentence of context before and one after. Discuss whether that ambiguity is easy or hard to resolve, and (on an intuitive level) why,
- in the context that it occurred in;
- if the sentence were taken out of context, as if you had seen it on its own.
Ch. 1, Prob. 1
- Ch. 2, Probs. 1 and 6
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