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acl: clausal modifier of noun

acl is used for finite and non-finite clauses that modify a noun, including cases of secondary predication. Note that in Swedish relative clauses get assigned a specific relation acl:relcl, a subtype of acl.

Non-relative clausal dependents of nouns are limited to complement clauses with a subset of nouns like faktum (fact). We analyze them as acl (parallel to the analysis of this class as “content clauses” in Huddleston and Pullum 2002). Such clausal complements are usually finite (though there are occasional remnant Swedish subjunctives).

Hur förenas detta med det faktum att många äktenskap upplöses ? \n How can that be reconciled with the fact that many marriages break up?
acl(faktum, upplöses) 

In addition, interrogative clauses can be linked to nouns by prepositions.

En bild av vad som händer \n A picture of what happens
acl(bild, händer)
Ta ansvar för vad du gör \n Take responsibility for what you do
acl(ansvar, gör)

The acl relation is also used for secondary predicates modifying a nominal.

Han lämnade rummet gråtande . \n He left the room crying .
acl(Han, gråtande)

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