Predicate: squat

Roleset id: squat.01 , sit ungracefully, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

squat.01: SQUAT-V NOTES: Frames file for 'squat' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entries 47.6, 50; Framenet entries Residence and Posture. (from squat.01-v predicate notes)


squat (v.)


        Arg1-PPT: thing sitting, squatting (vnrole: 47.6-Theme, 50-Agent)
        Arg2-LOC: location (vnrole: 47.6-Location, 50-Location)

Example: passive?

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

        ``But the Filipinos and the Americans, when I talk to them, there's so much passion about [Filipino manhood]-1 being diminished *trace*-1 as a result of *trace*-1 being squatted upon *trace*-1 by the Americans and so on.

        Rel: squatted
        Arg2: upon *trace*
        Arg1: by the Americans

Roleset id: squat.02 , occupy a building illegally, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

squat.02: SQUAT-V NOTES: I'm not sure if the preposition is necessary or even allowed. (from squat.02-v)


squat (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: occupier
        Arg1-PPT: occupied

Example: ARG0 and ARG1

        To care for all of the region 's displaced Iraqis , the agency had a total budget of $ 22 million in 2006 -- less than $ 7 a person , which must cover not only the Kafkaesque registration programs but also basic survival aid to refugees trapped in desert camps or squatting in abandoned buildings .

        Arg0: refugees
        Rel: squatting
        Arg1: in abandoned buildings