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What is goal as a semantic role?

 

Definition
 

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.
Generic
  Goal is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Fillmore 1975 25–26

 

Larson 1984 199–203

 

Longacre 1983 163–164


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