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The paper discusses ambiguity in natural language – semantic, syntactic and pragmatic. Semantic ambiguity is of two types: word ambiguity as a result of semantic relations such as polysemy and homonymy as well as word ambiguity when more than one real world referent can be assigned to a given word in context. The term proposition is used in the description of the semantic level of sentences. Propositional ambiguity occurs when one and the same sentence expresses two different propositions on the semantic level or when the same sentence refers to two different states of affairs in the world. Syntactic ambiguity is viewed in terms of ambiguous interpretations of traditional syntactic functions such as subject and object. Ambiguous use of existential and universal quantifiers is also discussed. Parallels are made between ambiguity in English and ambiguity in Bulgarian.
ambiguity in natural language, types of ambiguity, English-Bulgarian parallels in ambiguity