look

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Compare with see; also compare with listen (to) and HEAR.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(326)
I looked at her again but I still didn't recognise her.
I
I
looked
looked
at
at
her
her
again
again
but
but
I
I
still
still
did
did
not
not
recognise
recognise
her
her
‘I looked at her again but I still didn't recognise her.’
(47)
He looks like my brother.
he
he
looks
looks
like
like
my
my
brother
brother
‘He looks like my brother.’
(325)
Look at me.
look
look
at
at
me
me
‘Look at me.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LOOK AT Coding set Argument type
1 looker NP-nom V.subj S
2 looked at entity at+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
N
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(45)
‘I had a look at it.’
C
R y
(46)
‘I got a good look at him.’
U
R n
(44)
‘The girl looked good (to me).’
U
R The stimulus is understood to be self-evident to the experiencer. n
(48)
‘Look! Over there!’