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agent

Fr    agent

nS

Synonym(s): actor1

Related term(s): actor2, beneficiary, deep subject, first argument, logical subject, participant1, patient, prime actant, subject, undergoer, underlying subject

Source(s): Bybee etal. 1994: 133, 176-179 (agent-oriented modality); Chomsky 1981: 35 (= agent-of-action); Crystal 2003: 16 (also "counter-agent"); Culioli 1995[trans.]: 149; Dijk 1980: 137; DIK 1978: 37 (Agent [Ag]); DIK I 1997: 118 (Agent [Ag]); Dixon 1994: 7-8; Fillmore 1968: 28 (Agent); Finch 2000: 94, 120, 132 (also "agent deletion"); Givon 1984: 88-89, 126; Haegeman 1991: 169 (AGENT); Halliday 1994: 164 (Agent); Kroeger 2005: 54, 341; Kuno 1987: 6; Lyons 1971: 296; Martin & Ringham 2006: 25; Matthews 1981: 105-106; Matthews 1997: 11; Nash 1968: 10; Palmatier 1972: 7; Pei & Gaynor 1954: 8 (also "agent-noun" = "agential noun"); Richards etal. 1992: 11; Wales 1989: 15

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  agentive noun
  agentless passive
  agglutinating
  agglutinating language
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  agreement marker
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