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A Brief Analysis of Phonological Ambiguity in American Sitcom---Good Luck Charlie

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DOI: 10.38007/Proceedings.0001780


Li Ma

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Li Ma


Abstract: Ambiguity is a widely existed language phenomenon, while phonological ambiguity is an important kind of ambiguity. Verbal communication lacks the visual aid of written text and the restriction of contextual information, which makes it possible for sentences that are not originally grammatical ambiguous to have multiple interpretations due to some phonological problems, resulting in ambiguity. This paper takes the American sitcom Good Luck Charlie as the research material, collates and analyzes several kinds of phonological ambiguity and its function in the play.


Keywords: Ambiguity; Phonological Ambiguity; American Sitcom