agentive role

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Noun1.agentive role - the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
participant role, semantic role - (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
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Even at an advanced stage of AD, the analysis of narrative positioning can be used in productive ways to chart the remains of the narrative self and the remaining, agentive role of the embodied self.
This subjectivity eventually turns out to be the prototype of the agentive role endowed with the capacity to participate constructively, which is a positive behaviour, in other collective activities inthefuture course.
1) AL- BAQARA (The Cow)/130--And who forsakes the religion of Ibrahim = forsakes Rejected/Returned/Rejects --Medina--Present verb with an agentive role whose subject is deleted
Once slaves gained access to colonial law they argued publicly about rights and claimed an agentive role in courts (Lazarus-Black 1994).
In this section of the movie then, the representational or ideational meanings convey the agentive role of the lost thing and the collaborative actions of the boy and the lost thing in making the feeding of the lost thing possible, whereas in the book these representational meanings are confined to the boy's action in providing something for the lost thing to eat.