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GENERAL: Type of argument or thematic role which designates an entity which is the cause of and has control over the action denoted by the predicate. EXAMPLE: in (i)-(iii) Miguel is the Agent.

(i)   Miguel chased Gianni
(ii)  Miguel gave Pedro some water
(iii) Pedro was hit by Miguel

LIT. Grimshaw, J. (1990)
Gruber, J. (1965)
Jackendoff, R. (1990)
Jackendoff, R. (1972)