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On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 18:31, Mark J. Reed<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Philip Newton<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I thought "patient" was a theta-role (whatever that is exactly),
>
> No; theta roles are syntactic by definition, not semantic.  You're
> thinking of thematic relations.

Ah, thanks for the correction.

Cheers,
Philip
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