Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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The subject of a sentence is a constituent that performs a certain grammatical function in relation to the predicate or verb of the clause. It signifies the topic around which the rest of the clause revolves, or represents the agent (doer) of the verb. Typically, the subject is a noun phrase. It can als…

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Amira Agameya, “Subject”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 06 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0322>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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