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A concept in generative grammar, which is representative of the arguments required by different types of verbs. Different verbs, IE: transitive, instranstive,ditransitive, etc require subjects, or subjects and objects,or subjects, objects, and indirect objects, and so on. Each of these arguments has a designated theta role which specifies its particular semantic  relation to the verb and to other words in the sentence. Examples of theta roles include: agent, experiencer, goal, source, etc.
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*Carnie, A. (2006) ''Syntax: A Generative Introduction''. 2nd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.  
*Carnie, A. (2013) Syntax: A Generative Introduction.'' 3rd Edition. Wiley Blackwell.  
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  • Carnie, A. (2013) Syntax: A Generative Introduction. 3rd Edition. Wiley Blackwell.