By Thomas Herbst, David Heath, Ian F. Roe, Dieter Götz
This dictionary presents a valency description of English verbs, nouns and adjectives. every one access includes a accomplished record of the complementation styles pointed out at the foundation of the most important corpus of English to be had this present day. All examples are taken at once from the COBUILD/Birmingham corpus. The valency description includes statements concerning the quantitative valency of the lexical devices demonstrated, a list in their compulsory, contextually non-compulsory and in simple terms not obligatory enhances in addition to systematic details at the semantic and collocational homes of the enhances. an overview of the version of valency concept utilized in this dictionary is equipped within the creation. Key good points designated reference paintings with out related book out there English is the world's most vital lingua franca and the main usually discovered moment language
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Claim that they have done it. achievement P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 noun A To create a big glossy house that has everything and still feels friendly is a major achievement. [it] + that-CL A It was a great achievement that a month later a global agreement was reached. + for Ν A The vote was a remarkable achievement for his party. Vietnam has, in the past two years, been selling rice on the international market, an important achievement for a country that not so long ago experienced severe shortages of rice.
Valency theory and the Valency Dictionary of English XXX as 'EXTERNAL CAUSER' or 'FORCE'. The labels are thus to be interpreted in a relatively wide sense and should only be seen as hints that facilitate the interpretation of the complement block by reference to a prototypical use of a complement. An attempt at a comprehensive description of the complements in terms of an inventory of semantic roles is neither intended nor seen as particularly promising. On the whole, however, we would like to emphasize that the analyses provided in this dictionary strongly suggest that a relatively unsystematic and flexible lexicographical description as attempted in the note blocks of this dictionary is much more appropriate to the unravelling of the semantic and lexical complexities of valency complementation than any approach based on generalised categories.
E. e. work against them. e. perform as an actor in a play. e. behave that way. e. have that function. D6 D8 A substance or measure 1 that acts on something 111 has a chemical effect on it. D4 D9 D10 Idiomatic phrasal verbs + out «-• Np At this stage your child no longer needs to make himself the focus of his imaginative play. Instead, he will act out different scenarios with a toy or another person. (= play) + up Emotional stress can make your skin act up. (= behave in an undesirable way) You've got action P1 P2 P3 to be entertaining.