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Есть ли в русском языке сентенциальные подлежащие?

In the article, the problem of clausal subjects in Russian is considered (as in Menja udivilo, čto nikto ne prišel ‘It surpsised me that no one came’). I conclude that some substantial properties differentiate clausal subjects from nominal ones. The analysis shows that clausal complements should be regarded as non-canonical subjects. Importantly, the class of non-canonical subjects should be divided into (1) subjects that have non-canonical structure (complement clauses) and (2) subjects with non-canonical position in the argument structure or case marking (e.g., dative arguments of impersonal predicates).