wipe

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(171)
She wiped the crumbs off the table.
she
she
wiped
wiped
the
the
crumbs
crumbs
off
off
the
the
table
table
‘She wiped the crumbs off the table.’
(174)
He wiped the tears from his eyes.
he
he
wiped
wiped
the
the
tears
tears
from
from
his
his
eyes
eyes
‘He wiped the tears from his eyes.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# WIPE Coding set Argument type
1 wiper NP-nom V.subj A
2 wiped material NP-acc P
3 wiping surface LOC L

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
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 Not an exact fit to the classic Locative alternation (i) because the version with locational object seems clearly to be basic frame, and (ii) because some wipe-sentences, esp. with body-parts as locational objects, don't readily permit the alternation. Still, I have regarded it as "close enough" to the Locative alternation for present purposes. n
(172)
‘She wiped the table.’
(173)
‘He wiped his eyes/face/hands.’