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Ergative: TEnx1V

This tree family is selected by verbs for which the syntactic subject corresponds to the logical object, which is indicated by the index of `1' on the subject NP. See Chapter 7 for more information about the ergative alternation. 283 verbs select the ergative tree family.
sink, melt
The ship sank .
The ice melted .
Declarative tree:
See Figure 6.2.


{Declarative Ergative Tree: $\alpha$Enx1V


Other available trees:
wh-moved subject, subject relative clause with and without comp, adjunct (gap-less) relative clause with comp/with PP pied-piping, NP gerund, imperative.

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