Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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Beneficiary (or benefactive) is the semantic role of a participant, usually human or animate, who benefits from a state of affairs, e.g. ‘(for) my mother’ in ‘I bought a present for my mother’. This constituent can be a nominal or prepositional phrase and is considered to occupy the position not of argument, but rather of adjunct or satellite.

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Antonio Revuelta, “Beneficiary”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 30 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000045>
First published online: 2013

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