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Notice that the object here takes accusative, while the object of 'pour' takes dative. I have therefore distinguished between the two with the labels "Transfer Construction and "Caused Motion Construction (cf. Barðdal 2008: ch. 5.1).

Coding frame

Example

(59)
Ég setti bollann á borðið.
ég
I.nom
setti
put
bolla-nn
cup-the.acc
á
on
borð-ið
table-the.acc
‘I put the cup on the table.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# PUT Coding set Argument type
1 putter NP-nom & V.agr A
2 put thing NP-acc P
3 putting goal LOC L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(129)
‘They sat down. (lit. They sat themselves).’
C
R y
(192)
‘The cup was put on the table.’
C
R y
(253)
‘Her labor was started yesterday.’
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