listen (to)

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(321)
Listen to me carefully.
listen
listen
to
to
me
me
carefully
carefully
‘Listen to me carefully.’
(322)
They listened patiently to the opening speeches.
they
they
listened
listened
patiently
patiently
to
to
the
the
opening
opening
speeches
speeches
‘They listened patiently to the opening speeches.’
(324)
Your problem is that you never listen.
your
your
problem
problem
is
is
that
that
you
you
never
never
listen
listen
‘Your problem is that you never listen.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HEAR Coding set Argument type
1 hearer NP-nom V.subj S
2 heard sound to+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
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N n
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N n
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N y
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N n
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N n
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N n
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N n
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N n
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N n
C
N y
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N n
N
U
N n
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N n
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N n
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N n
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N n
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N n
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C
N y
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N y
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N n
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N y
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U
R The stimulus is understood to be self-evident to the experiencer. n
(323)
‘Listen! Can you hear it?’