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information taken from Roger Brown's A First Language (1973)
Patient is in the index: defined, 27,150, 230; contrast with agent, 191-5. See also Object of a predicate, which is 136, 140, 149, 150-55; defined, 143-4
p.150 just hit, push pull, kiss, feed, For all these verbs the semantic agent becomes the grammatical subject and the semantic object or patient becomes the grammatical object.
p.151 Adam sees Eve, Adam hears Eve. The Adam role is called an experiencer by Chafe, and Chafe would consider the Eve role a variety of patient <in the state of being seen by Adam, I guess>
p.230 Brown does not use patient quite so generally as Chafe (1970) does