Semantic Scope Ambiguity

Why do people interpret the same sentence multiple ways? What is it about semantics that leads us to more than one meaning? This week, The Ling Space takes on semantic scope and talks about how the most innocent-seeming words in your sentence are fighting it out to bestow upon you an interpretation where they come out on top, as well as how we avoid being lost in an ambiguous fog all the time. This is Topic #8! This week's tag language: Czech! Find us on all the social media worlds: Tumblr: thelingspace.tumblr.com Twitter: @TheLingSpace Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelingspace/ And at our website, www.thelingspace.com! Our website also has extra content about this week's topic at www.thelingspace.com/episode-8/ We also have forums to discuss this episode, and linguistics more generally! Looking forward to next week!

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