show

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(204)
The girls showed the pictures to their teacher.
the
the
girls
girls
showed
showed
the
the
pictures
pictures
to
to
their
their
teacher
teacher
‘The girls showed the pictures to their teacher.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SHOW Coding set Argument type
1 shower NP-nom V.subj A
2 shown thing NP-acc P
3 showing addressee to+NP X

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
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
(206)
‘She showed me where it was.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(205)
‘The girls showed their teacher the pictures.’
U
M Debatable whether this is truly an instance of Ambitransitive alternation because it is restricted to body-parts or personal items of clothing (related to body-parts) and because it implies an accidental effect. n
(207)
‘Her bra strap was showing.’
(208)
‘His bum was showing.’