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For a discussion of the alternation between 'fear' and 'frighten verbs, see Barðdal (2001a).

Coding frame

Example

(11)
Björninn hræddi manninn.
björn-inn
bear-the.nom
hræddi
frightened
mann-inn
man-the.acc
‘The bear frightened the man.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FRIGHTEN Coding set Argument type
1 frightener NP-nom & V.agr A
2 frightenee NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(147)
‘The man fears the bear.’
C
R y
(148)
‘The man was frightened (in order) to ...’
C
M y
(240)
‘The man was scared into ...’
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
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
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n