Subcategorization frames are specifications of the number and types of arguments of a word, and they are believed to be listed as lexical information (that is, they are thought of as part of a speaker's knowledge of the word in the vocabulary of the language). For instance, a monotransitive verb, like eat, subcategorizes for a subject noun phrase and an object noun phrase. A ditransitive verb, like give, subcategorizes for a subject noun phrase, an indirect object noun phrase, and a direct object noun phrase. A caused-motion verb, like put subcategorizes for a subject noun phrase, an object noun phrase and a locative adverbial prepositional phrase.
Usage frequencies of complement-taking verbs in Spanish and English: Data from Spanish monolinguals and Spanish-English bilinguals
Nov 01, 2010; Verb bias, or the tendency of a verb to appear with a certain type of complement, has been employed in psycholinguistic...