Predicate: continue

Roleset id: continue.01 , aspectual, Source: , vncls: 55.3 55.6, framnet: Process_continue , Activity_ongoing

continue.01: Based on survey of initial sentences from big corpus, with comparison to 'keep'. Member of VNcls continue-55.3, sustain-55.6.

Roles:

        Arg1 may require concatenation in aspectual usages.
        Arg0-PAG: causer of continuation (vnrole: 55.3-agent, 55.6-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing continuing (vnrole: 55.3-theme, 55.6-theme, 55.3-theme, 55.6-theme)

Example: agent and event

        Investors-1 continue *trace*-1 to pour cash into money funds.

        Arg0: Investors
        Rel: continue
        Arg1: *trace* to pour cash into money funds

Example: event, no agent

        The loans have no control over whether they continue slowing or not;this is different from the investors above who can control theirpouring of cash. In these cases, when there is an index back to the raised subject (subject of continue) present in the S-node sentential complement of continue, only annotate the S node as arg1!
        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        [New loans]-1 continue *-1 to slow; they were $6.6 million in the quarter compared with $361.8 million a year ago.

        Rel: continue
        Arg1: [[New loans]-1 ], [*-1 to slow]

Example: arg as noun

        ...if the current yield continues for a year.

        Arg1: the current yield
        Rel: continues
        Argm-tmp: for a year

Example: just an agent-thingy

        The idea is the verbal part of the continued event is unstated: "she continued to be an abortionist."
        She became an abortionist accidentally, and continued because ...

        Arg0: she
        Rel: continued
        Argm-cau: because ...

Roleset id: continue.02 , speaking, Source: , vncls: , framnet: -

continue.02: No VNcls.

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: sayer
        Arg1-PPT: utterance
        Arg2-GOL: hearer
        Arg3-PRD: attributive

Example: transitive

        A Lorillard spokeswoman continued "This is an old story."

        Arg0: A Lorillard spokeswoman
        Rel: continued
        Arg1: "This is an old story."

Example: fronted

        [Kent cigarettes were sold]-1, the company continued *Trace*-1

        Arg0: the company
        Rel: continued
        Arg1: *Trace*-1

Example: inverted

        [What matters is what advertisers will pay]-1, continued *Trace*-1 Newsweek's chairman

        Rel: continued
        Arg1: *Trace*-1
        Arg0: Newsweek's chairman

Example: split

        ["What you have to understand," continued John *trace*-1, "is that Philly literally stinks."]-1

        Arg0: John
        Arg1: *trace*-1

Example: with listener

        John continued to Mary: "you're an idiot."

        Arg0: John
        Rel: continued
        Arg2: to Mary
        Arg1: "you're an idiot."

Example: weird, attributive usage: (probably impossible)

        "Well that's odd," continued John about the disappearance of his nose.

        Arg1: "Well that's odd,"
        Rel: continued
        Arg0: John
        Arg3: about the disappearance of his nose.