tell

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(251)
She told me a funny story.
she
she
told
told
me
me
a
a
funny
funny
story
story
‘She told me a funny story.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller NP-nom V.subj A
2 tellee NP-acc P
3 told content Ø 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
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
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
M n
(255)
‘My little sister told on me.’
U
R n
(252)
‘He could never tell a joke properly, the timing was always wrong.’
C
R y
(253)
‘She told me to go.’
U
N n
U
R n
(254)
‘He told me about it.’