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Panagl, Oswald. 1977. Zum Verhältnis von Agens und Instrument in Wortbildung, Syntax und Pragmatik. Wiener Linguistische Gazette 16 : 3–17.
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Agents as well as instruments function as subjects of verbs of action (in typologically different languages). The pragmatic relationships between agent and instrument are illustrated with reference to the language of advertising. P. advocates a transformational derivation of the nominalizations designating instruments.