beat

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(136)
He beat the poor dog with a stick.
he
he
beat
beat
the
the
poor
poor
dog
dog
with
with
a
a
stick
stick
‘He beat the poor dog with a stick.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BEAT Coding set Argument type
1 beater NP-nom V.subj A
2 beatee NP-acc P
3 beating instrument with+NP I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
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
M 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
(137)
‘He beat his fists against the wall.’