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What is a subject?



A subject is a grammatical relation that exhibits certain independent syntactic properties, such as the following:


The identification of the subject relation may be further confirmed by finding significant overlap with similar subject relations previously established in other languages. This may be done by analyzing correspondence between translation equivalents.

  A subject is a kind of

Crystal 1985 293


Hartmann and Stork 1972 224


Pei and Gaynor 1954 205


Mish 1991 1174


Pike and Pike 1982 458–459


Andrews, A. 1985 68–69, 103–117


Comrie 1989 66

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