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nsubj: nominal subject

A nominal subject is a noun phrase which is the syntactic subject of a clause.

Ali okuyor \n Ali is reading
nsubj(okuyor, Ali)

nsubj is also used for subjects of adjectival or nominal predicates.

Ali doktor \n Ali is a doctor
nsubj(doktor, Ali)
Kitap kalın \n The book is thick
nsubj(kalın, Kitap)

For existential sentences, “the thing that exists” is the subject. This includes possessive existentials.

Üç kitap var \n There are three books
nsubj(var, kitap)
Benim üç kitabım var \n I have three books
nsubj(var, kitabım)

nsubj (without a subtype) is also used for the grammatical subject of a passivized verb. The subtype nsubj:pass is not used.

Kitap okundu \n The book was read
nsubj(okundu, Kitap)

Note that csubj relation used for clausal subjects, even those with a the verbal noun head.

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