- semantic role
- thematic relation
- thematic role
- case: deep case, case role, case relation
- semantic function
- argument structure
This Greek-letter based abbreviation of thematic role was introduced by Chomsky (1981), for unknown reasons. However, since Chomskyan syntax has generally not been interested in the actual semantic content of semantic roles, use of the term Θ-role (Theta role) probably also indicates the user's primary concern with the syntactic aspects of semantic roles.
- Chomsky, Noam A. 1981. Lectures on Government and Binding. Dordrecht:Foris.