Any given verb can appear in some syntactic frames (Sally broke the vase, The vase broke) but not others (*Sally broke at the vase, *Sally broke the vase to John).
Verbs vary in terms of which syntactic frames they can appear in (Table 1).
Given the prominence of the Semantic Consistency Hypothesis in both theory and practice, one might expect that it was on firm empirical footing.
The VerbCorner Project3 is devoted to collecting semantic judgments for a comprehensive set of verbs along a comprehensive set of theoretically-relevant semantic dimension.
The full data and annotations will be released in the near future and may be available now by request.
Results of Phase 1 provide support for the Semantic Consistency Hypothesis, at least as a strong bias.
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