patient ( property )

semantic Role
      |_ patient

Domain: Thing  
Range: Thing  


A semantic role, often unmarked, that typically does not act with volition, instigate an event, receive something, or experience a sensory impression. A prototypical patient undergoes a physical, visible change in state. Often the subject of a intransitive verb or the logical complement of a transitive verb. [Payne 1997: 50-51; Pei & Gaynor 1980: 162]

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