cercare

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(170)
Anna cerca un documento importante.
Anna
Anne
cerc-a
search-PRS.3SG
un
ART.INDF.M
document-o
document-M.SG
important-e
important-M.SG
‘Anne is looking for an important document.’
(171)
Mi devo cercare un avvocato.
mi
DAT.1SG
dev-o
must-PRS.1SG
cerca-re
search-INF
un
ART.INDF.M
avvocat-o
lawyer-M.SG
‘I must look for a lawyer.’
(331)
La verità va cercata con umiltà.
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
verità
truth.F.SG
va
go.PRS.3SG
cerca-t-a
search-PP-F.SG
con
with
umiltà
humility.F.SG
‘Truth is to be sought with humility.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SEARCH FOR Coding set Argument type
1 searcher V.subj A
2 searched for thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(513)
‘Mark has searched in the drawer.’
C
R y
(175)
‘Wise men search for truth with humility (lit. truth is searched for with humility by wise men).’
(176)
‘The truth has been searched for by the relatives for years.’
C
N y
C
R y
(173)
‘Clothes on sale must be looked for after Christmas.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
(539)
‘Mark looked for a good supervisor.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
(169)
‘We looked for each other for hours without meeting.’
U
N n
C
R y
(172)
‘One is looking for /We/You/They (indef.) are looking for clothes on sale.’
U
R n
C
N y
C
R y
(174)
‘One/We/You/They (indef.) had been looking for each other for hours.’
C
R y
(728)
‘One is looked for/We/You/They (indef.) are looked for all day long.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y