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Agentive Role

Definition of the noun agentive role

What does agentive role mean as a name of something?


  1. the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

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Google previewA Grammar and Dictionary of Zaiwa (2 Vols.) (2010)

by Anton Lustig

After the subject, it emphasises the agentive role of the subject. 2) After nominal constituents referring to inanimate entities, it indicates that this entity is used either as an instrument or as material. 3) After conjunctions, it emphasises certain ...

Google previewSemantics and The Lexicon (2012)

by James Pustejovsky

Agentive Role: Factors involved in the origin or “bringing about” of an object. Informally, for example, we can describe the qualia structure for novel as a collection of the following information: (38) novel (*x*) Const: narrative (*x*) Form: book ...

Google previewVerb Meaning and the Lexicon (2008)

A First Phase Syntax by Gillian Catriona Ramchand

distinguishes it within a larger domain formal role • Its purpose and function telic role • Whatever brings it about agentive role D Inheritance structure: how the word is globally related to other concepts in the lexicon. Rather than assuming a ...

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