Predicate: nickname

Roleset id: nickname.01 , assign a nickname, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

nickname.01: NICKNAME-V NOTES: The fact that the active seems awkward (at best) might indicate that"nicknamed"is a predicative adjective, not a passivized verb. (from nickname.01-v)


nickname (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: namer (vnrole: 29.3-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: named (vnrole: 29.3-Theme)
        Arg2-PRD: name (vnrole: 29.3-Result)

Example: passive

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        While Mr. Roderick was reared in the shadows of Pittsburgh's smoking mills, Mr. Corry grew up in Cincinnati, [a city]-1 nicknamed *trace*-1 ``Porkapolis'' and more accustomed to pork chops than pig iron.

        Rel: nicknamed
        Arg1: *trace*
        Arg2: Porkapolis

Example: active seems a little odd

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Mary nicknamed John Squishy-squishy Nowaka Eblis O'Shaunessy.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: nicknamed
        Arg1: John
        Arg2: Squishy-squishy Nowaka Eblis O'Shaunessy