toccare

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(225)
Marco toccò il soffitto con la mano.
Marco
Mark
tocc-ò
touch-PST.3SG
il
ART.DEF.M.SG
soffitt-o
ceiling-M.SG
con
with
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
man-o
hand-F.SG
‘Mark touched the ceiling with his hand.’
(769)
Anna toccò Marco sul viso.
Anna
Anne
tocc-ò
touch-PST.3SG
Marco
Mark
su-l
on-ART.DEF.M.SG
vis-o
face-M.SG
‘Anne touched Mark on his face.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TOUCH Coding set Argument type
1 toucher V.subj A
2 touchee Ø P
3 touching instrument con+NP I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M n
(625)
‘Here I can’t touch.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(228)
‘Newborn babies are to be touched delicately.’
(623)
‘Halogen lamps are to be touched with gloves.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
(226)
‘Mario touched his wrist moaning.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
(230)
‘Our balconies are so close that they nearly touch each other.’
U
N n
C
R y
(229)
‘One always touches/We/You/They (indef.) always touch newborn babies delicately.’
(624)
‘One touches/We/You/They (indef.) touch the halogen lamps with gloves.’
U
R n
C
R y
(224)
‘Mark touched himself to check that he didn’t have any broken bones.’
C
R y
(227)
‘One often touches one’s hair/We/You/They (indef.) often touch our/your/their hair out of nervousness.’
C
R y
(584)
‘If one/we/they (indef.) is /are touched by a jellyfish, one/we/they (indef.) may feel pain.’
U
R n
(768)
‘Anne touched Mark's face.’
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y