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What is goal as a semantic role?



Goal is the semantic role of the

  • place to which something moves, or
  • thing toward which an action is directed.
Examples (English)
  • John swam to the raft.
  • He threw the book at me.
  Goal is a kind of

Fillmore 1975 25–26


Larson 1984 199–203


Longacre 1983 163–164

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