GENERAL: Special kind of intransitive verb. Semantically, unergative verbs have a subject perceived as actively initiating or actively responsible for the action expressed by the verb.
EXAMPLE: in English run, talk and resign are unergative
verbs. In syntax, unergative verbs are characterized as verbs with an external argument. See unaccusative verb.
|LIT.||Burzio, L. (1986)|
Perlmutter, D. & P. Postal (1984)