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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)
BYBEE, Joan, PERKINS, Revere & PAGLIUCA William (1994) The Evolution of Grammar: Tense, Aspect, and Modality in the Languages of the World. Chicago : Univ. of Chicago.


Chomsky 1981: 35 (= agent-of-action)
CHOMSKY, Noam. (1981) Lectures on Government and Binding. Dordrecht : Foris Publications. (GB)


Crystal 2003: 16 (also "counter-agent")
CRYSTAL, David. (2003) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics, 5th Ed Oxford: Blackwell.


Culioli 1995[trans.]: 149
CULIOLI, Antoine. (1995 [trans.]) Cognition and Representation in Linguistic Theory. Trans. by John T. Stoneham. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


Dijk 1980: 137
DIJK, Teun A. van. (1980) Macrostructures: An Interdisciplinary Study of Global Structures in Discourse, Interaction, and Cognition. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


DIK 1978: 37 (Agent [Ag])
DIK, Simon C. (1978) Functional Grammar. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Co. (FG)


DIK I 1997: 118 (Agent [Ag])
DIK, Simon C. (1997) The Theory of Functional Grammar, Part 1, 2nd edition: The Structure of the Clause. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (FG)


Dixon 1994: 7-8
DIXON, R.M.W. (1994) Ergativity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Fillmore 1968: 28 (Agent)
FILLMORE, Charles J. (1968) "The Case for Case," in Bach & Harms (eds.), Universals in Linguistic Theory. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1-88. (CG)


Finch 2000: 94, 120, 132 (also "agent deletion")
FINCH, Geoffrey. (2000) Linguistic Terms and Concepts. New York: St. Martin's Press.


Givon 1984: 88-89, 126
GIVON, Talmy. (1984) Syntax: A Functional-Typological Introduction, Vols. I & II. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (SY)


Haegeman 1991: 169 (AGENT)
HAEGEMAN, Liliane. (1991) Introduction to Government and Binding Theory. Oxford: Blackwell. (GB)


Halliday 1994: 164 (Agent)
HALLIDAY, M.A.K. (1994) An Introduction to Functional Grammar (Second Edition). London: Edward Arnold.  (FG)


Kroeger 2005: 54, 341
KROEGER, Paul R. (2005) Analyzing Grammar: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Kuno 1987: 6
KUNO, Susumu. (1987) Functional Syntax: Anaphora, Discourse & Empathy. Chicago: University Press. (SY)


Lyons 1971: 296
LYONS, John. (1971) Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge: University Press. 


Martin & Ringham 2006: 25
MARTIN, Bronwen & RINGHAM, Felizitas. (2006) Key Terms in Semiotics. London: Continuum. (SN)


Matthews 1981: 105-106
MATTHEWS, P.H. (1981) Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (SY)


Matthews 1997: 11
MATTHEWS, P.H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Nash 1968: 10
NASH, Rose. (1968) Multilingual Lexicon of Linguistics and Philology: English, Russian, German, French. Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press. 


Palmatier 1972: 7
PALMATIER, Robert A. (1972) A Glossary for English Transformational Grammar. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. (GG)


Pei & Gaynor 1954: 8 (also "agent-noun" = "agential noun")
PEI, Mario A. & GAYNOR, Frank. (1954) A Dictionary of Linguistics. New York : Philosophical Library.


Richards etal. 1992: 11
RICHARDS, Jack, PLATT,  J. & WEBER,  H.  (1992) Longman Dictionary of Language Teaching & Applied Linguistics. London: Longman.


Wales 1989: 15
WALES, Katie. (1989) A Dictionary of Stylistics. London: Longman. 


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