Identification and explanation: The homograph ‘head’ can be interpreted as a noun meaning either chief or the anatomical head of a body.
Other homographs have known to cause problems even for native speakers.
But there are huge numbers of homophones that are also homographs : pen ‘writing implement’, pen ‘enclosure for animals’, and pen ‘penitentiary’, to choose a textbook example.
Homographic puns make use of multiple meanings from a single spelling (e.g., ‘pen’ for writing instrument or animal enclosure).
A number of words were tagged in the texts to separate homographs , so that ‘will’ is separated into verb and noun forms, ‘that’ into conjunctive, relative and demonstrative ones, and so on.
They may, however, be put off by homographs and polysemous words, such as the various uses of ‘bank’ and ‘crane’.
The book ignores such words as ball, bound, and plane, which are both homophonic and homographic .
The target pool consisted of 100 homographs divided into 20 sets of 5 each.