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Re: Theta role?

From:Steven Williams <feurieaux@...>
Date:Monday, December 13, 2004, 17:48
 --- Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>
> Again reading some of the yet unread mails, I found > the term "theta role" mentioned several times. What > is 'theta role'?
'Theta role' defines the role a noun phrase plays in a sentence, and there are four: the agent, experiencer, patient and instrument. Basically, the roles work out like in the example: "He saw the cat eat the mouse with a fork." he.EXP saw eat the.mouse.PAT with a.fork.INS In fact, here's a much better article explaining what I mean: ___________________________________________________________ Gesendet von Yahoo! Mail - Jetzt mit 250MB Speicher kostenlos - Hier anmelden: