Lexical & Syntactic Ambiguity
Designed for Spanish Interpreters
Look at the dog with one eye. Does this sentence mean “look with one eye at that dog,” or “look at the dog that has one eye?”
- Define lexical and syntactic ambiguity.
- Review examples of ambiguity in English, Spanish, and points of connection between the two languages.
- Discuss best practices for clarifying ambiguous language in both urgent and non-urgent settings to achieve clear communication.
- Kate Dzubinski grew up speaking four languages and majored in Linguistics and Psychology. She completed her 40 hour medical interpreter training in 2014, is certified through the NBCMI and CCHI, and has worked as a hospital staff interpreter since 2015.
- Stephanie Wiley Cork holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Georgia. She completed her 40 hour medical interpreter training in 2011 and is certified through the NBCMI and CCHI. She has worked in interpreter education since 2015.
Accredited for 0.1 IMIA/NBCMI CEU and 1 CCHI CEU