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ERIC Number: EJ470823
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0097-8507
Thematic Proto-Roles and Argument Selection.
Dowty, David
Language, v67 n3 p547-619 Sep 1991
Argues for the description of thematic roles as two-cluster concepts called Proto-Agent and Proto-Patient, each characterized by a set of verbal entailments. It is asserted that an argument of a verb may bear on either or both proto-roles to varying degrees, according to the number and kind of entailments provided by the verb. (133 references) (JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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