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Welcome to the Erlangen Valency Patternbank!

This site is devoted to the study of valency patterns in English. We provide a comprehensive list of the patterns of currently

  • 511 verbs
  • 544 adjectives
  • 274 nouns.

The patterns are based on the Valency Dictionary of English by Thomas Herbst, David Heath, Ian Roe and Dieter Götz (2004; Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter).

Getting started…

You can start straight away by using the navigation on the left-hand side. There is a three-minute guided tour for some basic information. For detailed background information (including corpus basis, theoretical framework, references, …) take a look at our our introductory text.

If you read German, you can also take a look at Anatol Stefanowitsch's Festvortrag zur Eröffnung der Patternbank.