touch

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(125)
The boy touched the snake with a stick.
the
the
boy
boy
touched
touched
the
the
snake
snake
with
with
a
a
stick
stick
‘The boy touched the snake with a stick.’
(127)
The curtains were touching the floor.
the
the
curtains
curtains
were
were
touching
touching
the
the
floor
floor
‘The curtains were touching the floor.’
(441)
The flames were so high they were touching the roof.
the
the
flames
flames
were
were
so
so
high
high
they
they
were
were
touching
touching
the
the
roof
roof
‘The flames were so high they were touching the roof.’
(442)
He was touching himself.
he
he
was
was
touching
touching
himself
himself
‘He was touching himself.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TOUCH Coding set Argument type
1 toucher NP-nom V.subj A
2 touchee NP-acc P
3 touching instrument with+NP I

Alternations

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R n
(126)
‘She touched him on the shoulder.’
C
R y
(128)
‘The curtains and floor were touching.’
(395)
‘We touched.’
(440)
‘Their feet were touching under the table.’
U
N n