SYNTAX: verb which designates a psychological state or process, such as amuse, frighten, etc. Also called Experiencer-verb because the state or process involves an Experiencer. This Experiencer may be but need not be the subject. EXAMPLE: the Experiencer we is the subject in (i), but the Experiencer us in (ii) is not the subject. See Psych-movement.
(i) We feared the storm (ii) The storm frightened us
|LIT.||Beletti, A. & L. Rizzi (1988)|
Grimshaw, J. (1990)
Postal, P. (1971)