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RRG distinguishes two macroroles, actor and undergoer, which are conceived as generalizations of the different types of semantic roles and are associated with the two primary arguments of transitive and intransitive predications.
Amaral (2015) further argues that manner of motion verbs impose a restriction on the argument of its intransitive form: it must denote an entity capable of moving on its own or capable of "moving spontaneously through natural events" (AMARAL, 2015, p.
The intransitive verbs with suitable semantics and morphology which appear in appropriate event structures qualify as middles equally well as the verbs with transitive correspondents based on the same roots (see also Rokoszowa 1978, 1979 for very similar views).
Sometimes an intransitive verb is followed by a noun in the common form which repeats the meaning of the verb, as in sleep the sleep of the just, fight a good fight, where the noun is simply the verb converted into a noun, and in fight a battle, run a race, where the noun repeats the meaning, but not the form, of the verb.
Let this act of magic, the resurrection of Hermione, be a material practice as normal from now on as the material practice of eating well from now on--even if, again, magic is a transitive art, eating an intransitive art, if it is an art at all, and a main problem of this play has been not that eating is a normal thing to do but that eating can be undertaken abnormally or unjustly, under suspect conditions.
A language is said to be morphologically ergative if the subject of an intransitive clause is marked similarly to the direct object of a transitive clause and differently from the subject of transitive clause (Dixon 1994 Trask 1979).
b) Those depicted through intransitive verbs; involving 3 kinds of actor depiction: (a) 1 actor + no object, (b) 1 actor + 1 object, (c) 2 actors + 1 object.
are all unaccusatives (traditionally also known as middle voice verbs), that is, they are intransitive verbs whose subject is in a state or undergoes an event expressed by the verb or whose subject is not identical with the agent of the action expressed by the verb; the action that the subject undergoes is carried out by an external agent.
Powell writes in "Landscape with Sections of Aqueduct," his erotic verbs poignantly intransitive, like Whitman's.
1) In intransitive configurations, it correlates with a change in the structure of participants of the event denoted by the verb either by increasing or reducing the valence of the verb.
In both instances, then, there is a kind of intransitive excess, where both the human agency of the translator and the material agency of the software 'draw out or bring forth potentials in the person of the producer and the surrounding world', the surrounding world in this instance being the software.