Below is an audio file of the ambiguity article.
(Ambiguity, am-be-gue-ity - pronunciation table)
These days a lot of people think they are qualified to play psychologist. Well, add me to that list. I’m going to give you my “psychology-lite” theory of ambiguity ( *vieldeutigkeit) and how it affects the English language learner. Ambiguity has many meanings, but what I mean is “the quality of language that is open to more than one interpretation, and is therefore unclear”.
Have you ever experienced this?
Someone is speaking and you don’t understand what the other person means exactly, you simply need the information to complete a task or project, but you found the communication too unclear to finish the task, project, or even too unclear to respond. If you have dealt with these kinds of issues then you know how it feels to deal with some form of ambiguity, and it is especially stressful if you speak English as a second or third language.
ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, Communication Coach
"Annabelle I've learned alot from you .....with your friendly art and your diversified lessons... it is never boring!!!" -Doris, BASF
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