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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)