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Coding frame

Example

(30)
Stelpan sagði stráknum skrítna sögu.
stelpa-n
girl-the.nom
sagði
told
strák-num
boy-the.dat
skrítna
funny.acc
sögu
story.acc
‘The girl told the boy a funny story.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller NP-nom & V.agr A
2 tellee NP-dat X
3 told content NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
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
C
N y
C
R y
(165)
‘The story was told again and agian.’
C
R y
(251)
‘Yesterday he was told that ...’
(352)
‘The story was told again and again.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
(166)
‘He was told the story again and again.’
(351)
‘He was told that ...’
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n