subact

subact

(sʌbˈækt)
vb (tr)
obsolete to subdue
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However, during the abduction, Brown was shot in the arm while struggling, a violent subact by Lake that appeared to have elements of both reactive and instrumental violence.
(42) so you have officially been given a new job (London-Lund Corpus 2 7 425) (43) it was Serena who discovered that she'd got married (London-Lund Corpus 2 14 88) In some languages, a Subact may be marked with the pragmatic function Topic, signaling how the Communicated Content relates to information which is being built up in the contextual component.
(2) A right S-act A is U - (P) if and only if for every a [member of] A there exists a subact B of A such that a [member of] B and B satisfies Condition (P).
(4) SA stands for 'Subact' in terms of Hengeveld and Mackenzie (2008)
This approach can also handle interpersonal (and evaluative) adjectives, which do not restrict the SENSE of a lexeme but rather modify in various ways TUE SUBACT of referring, by expressing the evaluation by the speaker toward the referent.
Since contrast does not occur as a single pragmatic function, contrastive constituents can be labeled in terms of FDG as 'Subacts' (SAs) with multiple pragmatic functions.