Predicate: appear

appear: Frames file for 'appear' based on survey of initial sentences of big corpus and comparison with 'seem'

Roleset id: appear.01 , come to be visible, Source: , vncls: 48.1.1, framnet:

appear.01: Member of VN class appear-48.1.1.

Roles:

        Arg1-PPT: thing appearing (vnrole: 48.1.1-Theme)

Example: ergative

        The latest results appear in today's New England Journal of Medicine.

        Arg1: The latest results
        Rel: appear
        Argm-loc: in today's New England Journal of Medicine

Roleset id: appear.02 , seem, Source: , vncls: 109, framnet:

appear.02: Member of VN class seem-109.

Roles:

        Arg1-PPT: thing seeming, often requires concatenation (vnrole: 109-Theme, 109-Attribute)
        Arg2-GOL: viewer, to whom does it seem like that? (vnrole: 109-Attribute)

Example: Args 1, with concatenation

        [The percentage of lung cancer deaths among the workers at the West Groton MA paper factory]-1 appears *-1 to be the highest for any asbestos workers studied in Western industrialized countries.

        Arg1: [[The percentage of lung cancer deaths among the workers at the West Groton MA paper factory]-1] , [*-1 to be the highest for any asbestos workers studied in Western industrialized countries]
        Rel: appears

Example: Watch for dummy it, will bemarked EXP in TreeBank, otherwise referential

        It-1 appears *-1 to be the sort of situation where anything can happen.

        Arg1: [[It]-1] , [*-1 to be the sort of situation where anything can happen]
        Rel: appears

Example: Actual It *EXP*, no raised subject

        It *EXP* appears that British Airways was angry.

        Rel: appears
        Arg1: that British Airways was angry

Example: with viewer

        To Mary, John-1 appears *-1 to be an idiot.

        Arg2: to Mary
        Arg1: [[John-1] , [*-1 to be an idiot.]
        Rel: appears