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Why "Location" but not "Theme"?

When I was reading "Semantics: A Coursebook" (2nd ed), I came across this semantic roles identifying exercise "Detroit is a big city. The answer key is that "Detroit" is ...
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Semantic roles "Location" or "Goal"?

In this sentence: "We've just arrived at the airport." Is the semantic role of "the airport" Goal (because the airport is the destination where we moved to) or Location (because we ...
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Do the subjects of verbs such as "watch," "listen for," and "read" stand for agents, experiencers, both, or something else?

one: It’s well-known that the subjects of different verbs in different contexts can take subjects that have different semantic roles. For example, in the sentence “Jill ate a hamburger,” “Jill” ...
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