Predicate: bicker

Roleset id: bicker.01 , to argue, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

bicker.01: BICKER-V NOTES: Frames file for 'bicker' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. (from bicker.01-v predicate notes) BICKERING-N NOTES: Roleset based on BOLT P01. Comparison to verb entry bicker.01, which maps to 36.4-1. FrameNet Quarreling. (from bickering.01-n)


bickering (n.)Quarreling
bicker (v.)


        Differs from verb entry bicker.01 because this roleset conflated the two bickerers. (from bickering.01-n)
        Arg0-PAG: 1st bickerer (vnrole: 36.4-1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: topic of argument, bickered-over (vnrole: 36.4-1-topic)
        Arg2-COM: other arguer, when separate mention (vnrole: 36.4-1-co-agent)

Example: intransitive

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: participle

        So far , instead of [*-1] teaming up , GE Capital staffers and Kidder investment bankers have bickered .

        Argm-tmp: So far
        Argm-adv: instead of [*-1] teaming up
        Arg0: GE Capital staffers and Kidder investment bankers
        Rel: bickered

Example: All args

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

        I honestly don't understand how any man could choose to get involved in his wife's bickering with her girlfriend over shoes and a dog.

        Arg0: his wife's
        Rel: bickering
        Arg2: with her girlfriend
        Arg1: over shoes and a dog.