8.2. DPHR

Definition of the functor DPHR

The functor DPHR (dependent part of phraseme) is a functor for a dependent part of a phraseme.

For details on phrasemes see Section 8, "Idioms (phrasemes)".

The expression represented by a node with the functor DPHR constitutes one multi-word lexical unit (phraseme) together with the expression represented by the parent of this node. This lexical unit as a whole carries a metaphorical meaning, wheere the meaning of the whole unit cannot be derived from the meaning of its parts.

We consider the nodes that are assigned the functor DPHR to be a special type of nodes (nodetype=dphr). See Section 6, "Nodes representing the dependent parts of idiomatic expressions" for details.

Forms. The expression represented by a node with the functor DPHR can take different forms.


Jde mi na nervy.DPHR (=He gets on my nerves.) Fig. 7.48

široko daleko.DPHR (=lit. wide far)

křížem krážem.DPHR (=lit. criss cross)

Figure 7.48. The DPHR functor

The DPHR functor

Jde mi na nervy. (=lit. (He) goes me on nerves.)

8.2.1. Borderline cases with the functor DPHR

Borders with the functor CPHR. The functors DPHR and CPHR often compete. The decision as to which of the functors should be assigned to the node is closely related to the borders between the individual types of multi-word predicates. For more on this see Section 9.4, "Borderline cases with multi-word predicates".