benefactive role


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Noun1.benefactive role - the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clausebenefactive role - the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from 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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In Oceanic languages, possessive classifiers are enlisted in the service of expressing benefactive role, as illustrated in (11), where the possessive classifier nih- is exploited to encode benefactive role (Harrison 1976: 133) (see Song 1998 for additional documentation).
First of all, the benefactive role may never be relativized with the relator [su.sup.33], or with any other relator.
If we add these results to those in (28), we find that K'iche' children express dative and benefactive roles at least as frequently as the Tzeltal children (allowing for differences in the number of hours each child was recorded).