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Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(49)
He saw the bear by the river bank.
he
he
saw
saw
the
the
bear
bear
by
by
the
the
river
river
bank
bank
‘He saw the bear by the river bank.’
(52)
I saw them go.
I
I
saw
saw
them
them
go
go
‘I saw them go.’
(55)
I'm seeing him this afternoon.
I
I
am
am
seeing
seeing
him
him
this
this
afternoon
afternoon
‘I'm seeing him this afternoon.’
(56)
I'm seeing a girl from work.
I
I
am
am
seeing
seeing
a
a
girl
girl
from
from
work
work
‘I'm seeing a girl from work.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SEE Coding set Argument type
1 seeer NP-nom V.subj A
2 seen entity NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
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
U
N n
N
(51)
‘I saw that they were gone.’
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
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
(54)
‘I see what you mean.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(50)
‘I can't see.’
C
R y
(53)
‘I saw them going.’