Historical Roots of Structural Ambiguities in English: A Survey of Some Selected Grammatical Features
Linguistics, English, Grammar, structural ambiguities
English is a language with many possibilities for wordplay, and word lay has been exploited by entertainers and advertisers. At times it involves simple puns, and at other times complex structural plays on words. Important developments in the history of the English language contribute to the current possibilities for word play. This article will examine some of these developments that have contributed specifically to wordplay involving structural ambiguities.
Original Publication Citation
"Historical Roots of Structural Ambiguities in English: A Survey of Some Selected Grammatical Features." General Linguistics 36:1-2 (1998 ). 59-70.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Oaks, Dallin D., "Historical Roots of Structural Ambiguities in English: A Survey of Some Selected Grammatical Features" (1996). Faculty Publications. 6713.
Pennsylvania State University Press
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