help

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(111)
I helped the boys to fix their bikes.
I
I
helped
helped
the
the
boys
boys
to
to
fix
fix
their
their
bikes
bikes
‘I helped the boys to fix their bikes.’
(112)
I helped myself to a beer.
I
I
helped
helped
myself
myself
to
to
a
a
beer
beer
‘I helped myself to a beer.’
(387)
Can you help me with my homework?
can
can
you
you
help
help
me
me
with
with
my
my
homework
homework
‘Can you help me with my homework?’
(388)
Let me help you with those those bags.
let
let
me
me
help
help
you
you
with
with
those
those
those
those
bags
bags
‘Let me help you with those those bags.’
(391)
It won't help to talk to him when he's drunk.
it
it
will
will
not
not
help
help
to
to
talk
talk
to
to
him
him
when
when
he
he
is
is
drunk
drunk
‘It won't help to talk to him when he's drunk.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HELP Coding set Argument type
1 helper NP-nom V.subj A
2 helpee 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
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
M n
(399)
‘Can you help?’
U
M n
(389)
‘Feeling sorry for yourself won't help.’
(390)
‘Antibiotics won't help to prevent an ear infection.’