Kāraka

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The term kāraka was used by Panini for semantic roles. It is not really used as a technical term in modern linguistics, but many works refer to Panini's kāraka concept as an early precursor of modern semantic roles.

Synonyms

Origin

Coined by Panini (cf. Singh 1974, Rauh 1988:139-150).

References

  • Rauh, Gisa. 1988. Tiefenkasus, thematische Relationen und Thetarollen. (TBL, 309.) Tübingen: Narr.
  • Singh, J.D. 1974. Panini's theory of kārakas. International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics 3:287-320.