Frame Element Taxonomy

Frame Element Description

Frame Element Description
Frame ElementInterlocutor_1
Identifier0000000620
ParentProtagonist_1
Number of Definitions2
Number of Children1
Path to TopInterlocutor_1 -> Protagonist_1 -> Protagonist -> Entity -> Top

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Definitions of Interlocutor_1
FrameTypeDefinition
ChattingCThe individual or individuals that form the more prominent (i.e. agentive) party of a conversation, as compared with Interlocutor_2 . That is, Interlocutor_1 is generally encoded as the External Argument of verbs, and peripheral FEs that do not make reference to the event itself generally make reference to Interlocutor_1 . Thus a Purpose (or Means , Depictive , or Manner ) is construed to be that of Interlocutor_1 , not necessarily that of Interlocutor_2 or the group of Interlocutors as a whole.
DiscussionCIn cases where the Interlocutors involved in a conversation are construed as two separate groups with different levels of volitionality or control, this FE identifies the conversational participant with greater semantic and syntactic prominence, as compared with Interlocutor_2 . That is, Interlocutor_1 is generally encoded as Subject, and peripheral FEs that do not make reference to the event itself generally make reference to Interlocutor_1 . Thus a Purpose (or Means , Depictive , or Manner ) is construed to be that of Interlocutor_1 , not necessarily that of Interlocutor_2 or the group of Interlocutors as a whole.