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 the.cat.AGE eat the.mouse.PAT with
In fact, here's a much better article explaining what
I mean: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theta_role
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