SCONJ: subordinating conjunction
A subordinating conjunction is a conjunction that links constructions by making one of them a constituent of the other. The subordinating conjunction typically marks the incorporated constituent which has the status of a (subordinate) clause.
We follow Loos et al. 2003 in recognizing these three subclasses as subordinating conjunctions:
- Complementizers, like [en] that or if
- Adverbial clause introducers, like [en] when, since, or before (when introducing a clause not a nominal)
- Relativizers, like [he] še. (Note that these words, which simply introduce a relative caluse, and normally don’t inflect, need to be distinguished from relative or resumptive pronouns, which have a nominal function within the relative clause and which we analyze as PRON.)
For coordinating conjunctions, see CCONJ.
- that as in I believe that he will come.
- Loos, Eugene E., et al. 2003. Glossary of linguistic terms: What is a subordinating conjunction?
SCONJ in other languages: [am] [ar] [bg] [bxr] [ca] [ckb] [cop] [cs] [cu] [da] [de] [el] [en] [es] [et] [eu] [fa] [fi] [fo] [fr] [ga] [gl] [got] [grc] [he] [hi] [hr] [hu] [id] [it] [ja] [kk] [kmr] [ko] [la] [lv] [mr] [nl] [no] [pl] [pt] [ro] [ru] [sa] [sk] [sla] [sl] [so] [sr] [sv] [swl] [ta] [tr] [ug] [uk] [u] [urj] [ur] [vi] [yue] [zh]