sedere

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The verb sedere in its non-reflexive form denotes a state (Mario siede 'Mario is seated'), whilst the corresponding reflexive form sedersi denotes a change of state (Mario si siede 'Mario takes a seat') (Salvi & Vanelli 2004: 50, Cennamo 2011: 3).

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(369)
Mario siede lì, in seconda fila.
Mario
Mario
sied-e
sit.PRS-3SG
there
in
in
second-a
second-F.SG
fil-a
row-F.SG
‘Mario sits there, in the second row.’
(611)
La donna sedeva in disparte per ore.
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
donn-a
woman-F.SG
sede-v-a
sit-IMPF-3SG
in
in
disparte
apart
per
for
or-e
hour-F.PL
‘The woman sat apart from the others for hours.’
(612)
I bambini sedevano sui banchi tutto il giorno.
i
ART.DEF.M.PL
bambin-i
child-M.PL
sede-va-no
sit-IMPF-3PL
su-i
on-ART.DEF.M.PL
banch-i
bench-M.PL
tutt-o
all-M.SG
il
ART.DEF.M.SG
giorn-o
day-M.SG
‘The children sat on the benches all day long.’
(809)
Marco fece sedere Grazia.
Marco
Mark
fec-e
make.PST-3SG
sede-re
sit-INF
Grazia
Grace
‘Mark made Grace take a seat.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SIT Coding set Argument type
1 sitter V.subj S
2 sitting place LOC L

Alternations