Predicate: twitch

Roleset id: twitch.01 , (cause to) move spastically, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

twitch.01: TWITCH-V NOTES: Member of Vncls crane-40.3.2, body_internal_motion-49. Updated by Julia, 11/2010. (from twitch.01-v)


twitch (v.)Body_movement
twitching (n.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer of motion (vnrole: 40.3.2-Agent, 49-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing twitching (vnrole: 40.3.2-Patient, 49-Patient)

Example: twitch-v: ergative

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        If positioned over the brain's motor-control area, the hand-held electromagnets generate nerve impulses that zip down motor nerves and activate muscles, making, say, a finger twitch.

        Arg1: a finger
        Rel: twitch

Example: ARG0

        Blinking, he twitched the end of his tail

        Argm-adv: Blinking,
        Arg0: he
        Rel: twitched
        Arg1: the end of his tail

Example: twitching-n

        Since then , she has had a number of more partial seizures with left arm twitching and some altered sensorium .

        Arg1: left arm
        Rel: twitching