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    Default Structural Ambiguity

    Dear teacher,

    I'm studying English liguistics. Here are two phrases which are structurally ambiguous. Could you tell two different meanings of each phrase?

    1. foreign student organization
    2. second language teacher

    Regarding No. 1, my guess is
    1. an organization for foreign students
    2. a student organization in foreign countries

    No 2,
    1. a teacher who teaches second language
    2. a language teacher who is an assistant teacher.

    I hope to have your answers asap.. thanks!!

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    Default Re: Structural Ambiguity

    I agree with your interpretations.

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