Predicate: sprawl

Roleset id: sprawl.01 , extend horizontally and ungracefully, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

sprawl.01: SPRAWL-V NOTES: Frames file for 'sprawl' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entry 47.6 and 50, Framenet entry Posture. (from sprawl.01-v predicate notes)


sprawl (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer (vnrole: 47.6-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing in sprawling mode (vnrole: 47.6-Theme, 50-Agent)
        Arg2-LOC: location (vnrole: 47.6-Location, 50-Location)

Example: odd agentive example

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle

        Like Peter Sellars, [Ms. Bogart]-1 manipulates her actors as if they were rag dolls, [*-1]sprawling them on staircases, dangling them off tables, even hanging them from precipices while having them perform some gymnastic feats of derring-do.

        Arg0: [*-1]
        Rel: sprawling
        Arg1: them
        Arg2: on staircases

Example: ARG1 and ARG2

        It is typical of most such surveys , which are commonplace in an art scene now sprawling from Berlin to Beijing .

        Arg1: an art scene
        Argm-tmp: now
        Rel: sprawling
        Arg2: from Berlin to Beijing