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What is locative as a semantic role?

 

Definition
 

Locative is a semantic role which identifies the location or spatial orientation of a state or action.

 

A locative semantic role does not imply motion to, from, or across the location.

Examples (English)
 
  • The paper is in the folder.
  • The ship sank at sea.
Generic
  Locative is a kind of
 
Source
 

Longacre 1983 161


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