costruire

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(14)
La ditta ha costruito le case di legno.
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
ditt-a
firm-F.SG
ha
have.PRS.3SG
costrui-t-o
build-PP-M.SG
le
ART.DEF.F.PL
cas-e
house-F.SG
di
of
legn-o
wood-M.SG
‘The firm has built houses out of wood.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BUILD Coding set Argument type
1 builder V.subj A
2 built thing Ø P
3 building material di+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(15)
‘First one builds/we/they (indef.) build the stairs and then the roof.’
C
R y
(117)
‘The stairs are built easily in this way.’
C
R y
(16)
‘The first theatre was built by Pompeus.’
(116)
‘The stairs are to be built in this way.’
U
R n
(10)
‘That firm builds in Sicily, not in Latium.’
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
(143)
‘Mark has built a seaside house.’
U
M n
(542)
‘Hatred does not build but destroys.’
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
R n
C
N y
C
R y
(142)
‘One builds oneself / We/They (indef.) build ourselves/yourselves/themselves a seaside house.’
C
M This pattern is only possible under a figurative meaning. y
(537)
‘If one is made in a certain way it is difficult to change (lit. if one is built in a certain way ...).’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y