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csubj: clausal subject

A clausal subject is a clausal syntactic subject of a clause, i.e., the subject is itself a clause. The governor of this relation might not always be a verb: when the verb is a copular verb, the root of the clause is the complement of the copular verb. The dependent is the main lexical verb or other predicate of the subject clause.

Examples:

È ora che il divario con l' uomo venga salvato
csubj(ora, salvato)
aux(salvato, venga)
È stato facile ricostruire le telefonate
csubj(facile, ricostruire)
aux(facile, È)
cop(facile, stato)
Sbarcare a l' aeroporto di Kinshasa è una vera e propria avventura
csubj(avventura, Sbarcare)
cop(avventura, è)

NB Note that when the clause is the subject of a passive clause (or more generally, any voice where the proto-agent argument does not become the subject of the clause), it should be tagged with the specialized subtype csubj:pass.


csubj in other languages: [bg] [bm] [cop] [cs] [de] [el] [en] [es] [et] [eu] [fi] [fr] [fro] [ga] [gsw] [hy] [it] [ja] [kk] [kpv] [no] [pcm] [pt] [ro] [ru] [sv] [swl] [tr] [u] [vi] [yue] [zh]