AMBIGUITY IN THE LAUGH A DAY, BOOK OF BLOOPERS, QUOTES AND GOOD CLEAN JOKES BY JIM KRAUS
Keywords:Semantic, ambiguity, grammatical ambiguity, lexical ambiguity
This research focused on semantic. This research focused on semantics and deals with the types of ambiguity in the collection of foreign jokes that contained of 365 days of jokes. The objective of this research is to investigate the types of ambiguity and to find out the dominant type of ambiguity by using Charles W. Kriedler theory. The data are collected by applying descriptive qualitative method. To make easier for analyzing the data, the researcher classifying the ambiguity into its type and then listing them into a table. After classifying and listing the ambiguity into its type, the researcher determining the dominant type of ambiguity and tabulating all of the result to find out the dominant type. There were 32 grammatical ambiguity (39.74%), and 47 lexical ambiguity (60.26%). The most dominant type of ambiguity is lexical ambiguity that is 46 (60.26%).