raccontare

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(203)
Anna racconta una storia a suo figlio ogni sera.
Anna
Anne
raccont-a
tell-PRS.3SG
un-a
ART.INDF-F.SG
stori-a
story-F.SG
a
to
su-o
her-M.SG
figli-o
son-M.SG
ogni
every
ser-a
evening-F.SG
‘Anne tells her son a story every evening.’
(204)
Marco raccontò la sua crisi.
Marco
Mark
raccont-ò
tell-PST.3SG
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
su-a
his-F.SG
crisi
crisis.F.SG
‘Mark spoke/wrote about his crisis.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller V.subj A
2 told content Ø P
3 tellee a+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
R y
(207)
‘The episode is masterly narrated in the film by the director.’
C
M y
(618)
‘Mark talked about his depression.’
C
R y
(619)
‘A doctor's inner crisis is described in this book.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
R y
(202)
‘One often tells/We/You /They(indef.) often tell a fairy tale to the children in the evening.’
U
R n
C
R y
(201)
‘Anna has written her story in an autobiography.’
C
R y
(206)
‘It’s only true love when we/you/they(indef.) tell one another about our/your/their own lives.’
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(205)
‘The old men used to sit around the fire and tell each other stories.’
(206)
‘It’s only true love when we/you/they(indef.) tell one another about our/your/their own lives.’