agentive role

Also found in: Dictionary.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for agentive role

the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

References in periodicals archive ?
This theoretical paper tries to explain the role of children's collective play to form the prototype of agentive role of subjectivity in avoluntary and pleasurable way which would develop as a positive behaviour in the future occurrences of other collective activities based on the perspectives of cultural-historical psychology.
The emergence of subjects with distinct subjectivity and the transformation of subjectivity to agentive role which is capable of generating change and novelty can be seen as a development of subjectivity in a collective process.
In Spanish the agentive role of the infinitive's subject has a higher predominance than in English (Hanegreefs, 2008: 93) as discussed in the paragraphs that follow.
Secondly, by presenting the relation between subject and VP in the English middle as basically one between an agentive role and an active VP, the description becomes that of an active clause and the analysis in fact cancels the notion of a middle voice.
15) However, Natalia becomes active, not only sexually but also linguistically, as a study of the agentive role in the novel indicates (see Lunn and Albrecht, pp.
Its repetitiousness, allocation of questions, allocation of experiencer and agentive roles, and liberal substitutions, allow the story to portray a power imbalance that appears total, and a struggle whose stakes take on universal proportions.
Regarding the authorial presence, American and Iranian students were alike (if not quantitatively) as in both situations, humanities students had the most frequent number of first person singular pronouns in their introductions which shows that they tended to present their authority and show their agentive roles as scientific decision makers, while science students were mostly like those who prefer to follow the third person pronouns and hide their authority.