talk

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(25)
I talked to him about his problem for quite a while.
I
I
talked
talked
to
to
him
him
about
about
his
his
problem
problem
for
for
quite
quite
a
a
while
while
‘I talked to him about his problem for quite a while.’
(410)
I can't talk to her. She won't listen.
I
I
can
can
not
not
talk
talk
to
to
her
her
she
she
will
will
not
not
listen
listen
‘I can't talk to her. She won't listen.’
(393)
She talked at me for hours.
she
she
talked
talked
at
at
me
me
for
for
hours
hours
‘She talked at me for hours.’
(403)
Don't talk nonsense.
do
do
not
not
talk
talk
nonsense
nonsense
‘Don't talk nonsense.’
(404)
They were talking linguistics.
they
they
were
were
talking
talking
linguistics
linguistics
‘They were talking linguistics.’
(405)
They are talking Spanish.
they
they
are
are
talking
talking
Spanish
Spanish
‘They are talking Spanish.’
(406)
They are talking in Spanish.
they
they
are
are
talking
talking
in
in
Spanish
Spanish
‘They are talking in Spanish.’
(409)
They were talking in a whisper.
they
they
were
were
talking
talking
in
in
a
a
whisper
whisper
‘They were talking in a whisper.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TALK Coding set Argument type
1 talker NP-nom V.subj S
2 talked to person to+NP X
3 talked about content about+NP X

Alternations

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(27)
‘They talked me into doing it.’
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C
R y
(394)
‘We talked for hours.’
C
R y
(26)
‘We had a good long talk about it.’
(411)
‘I had a long talk with her about it.’