• http://deliberateambiguity.typepad.com Mark Johnson

    Nice article, though I respectfully disagree that “I” is not ambiguous. Imagine the following dialog:

    “Shelia said, ‘I don’t care if he goes.’ Her mother said, ‘I do.'”

    In the first quote, “I” refers to Shelia; in the second, “I” refers to her mother. Though “I” only has one meaning, it’s referent is difficult to determine.