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Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(215)
The children were playing in the garden.
the
the
children
children
were
were
playing
playing
in
in
the
the
garden
garden
‘The children were playing in the garden.’
(218)
She plays the guitar.
she
she
plays
plays
the
the
guitar
guitar
‘She plays the guitar.’
(220)
She played me a sonata.
she
she
played
played
me
me
a
a
sonata
sonata
‘She played me a sonata.’
(424)
They played me for a fool.
they
they
played
played
me
me
for
for
a
a
fool
fool
‘They played me for a fool.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# PLAY Coding set Argument type
1 player NP-nom V.subj S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(216)
‘The children were playing nicely together.’
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
R n
(217)
‘They were playing tennis.’
(219)
‘She played a sonata.’