Interro-what?!

The English language hangs on the infrastructure of punctuation. Oftentimes, the message we wish to convey cannot effectively be portrayed without the accompaniment of proper punctuation. For example, a question posed without a question mark reads incorrectly. A sentence meant for emphasis, though presented without its exclamation mark, is lackluster. Any collection of sentences without… Continue reading Interro-what?!

On the Hunt for Ambiguity

Writers and public relations professionals alike are especially careful to communicate exactly what they mean. But what happens when the words one uses are misconstrued and consequently misinterpreted? Linguistic ambiguity The English language abides by two major syntactic rules: constituency and hierarchy. Linguistic ambiguity results from a sentence that accidentally breaks either one or both… Continue reading On the Hunt for Ambiguity