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What is a result?

 

Definition
 

A result is a semantic role that refers to that which is produced by an event.

 

This role is usually encoded as the surface object of a sentence.

Discussion
 

The term result is similar in meaning to the term range as used by Longacre and others.

Example (English)
 

Here is an example of result as a semantic role:

 
  • They baked a cake.
  • Generic
      A result is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Fillmore 1968

     

    Larson 1984 199–203


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