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theta role

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Definición de theta role en inglés:

sustantivo

Another term for thematic role.
Example sentences
  • Also, it's unclear how we should decide which theta roles are ‘complement’ theta roles and which are ‘adjunct’ roles.
  • Fillmore considered that adjuncts can also be assigned theta roles, but the problem, as Dowty points out, is where to stop.
  • We would assign the theta role ‘agent’ to Steven and ‘patient’ to the book, since Steven is performing the action and the book is the recipient of that action.

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