kill

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A polysemous verb, and also one that is involved in various set phrases. I stuck with the sense that involves doing something that causes something living, i.e. an animate entity, not to be living anymore.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(98)
The man killed the snake with a stick.
the
the
man
man
killed
killed
the
the
snake
snake
with
with
a
a
stick
stick
‘The man killed the snake with a stick.’
(100)
He killed himself.
he
he
killed
killed
himself
himself
‘He killed himself.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KILL Coding set Argument type
1 killer NP-nom V.subj A
2 killee NP-acc P
3 killing instrument with+NP I

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
C
N y
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
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
U
R n
(99)
‘Thou shalt not kill.’
(101)
‘Obesity can kill.’
U
R n
(101)
‘Obesity can kill.’
U
N n