A tagset is a list of part-of-speech tags (POS tags for short), i.e. labels used to indicate the part of speech and sometimes also other grammatical categories (case, tense etc.) of each token in a text corpus.

Susanne corpus part-of-speech tagset is a special tagset used in Susanne corpus comprises 353 distinct wordtags. Detailed information about the tagset find at http://www.grsampson.net/SueDoc.html

This is modified tagset of default TreeTagger tagset.

An Example of a tag in the CQL concordance search box[tag="NN.*"] finds all common nouns, e.g. people, years (note: please make sure that you use straight double quotation marks)


Rootrank Formtags
O paragraph
Oh heading
Ot title (e.g. of book)
Q quotation
I interpolation
Iq tag question
Iu technical reference
S main clause
Ss embedded quoting clause
Fa adverbial clause
Fn nominal clause
Fr relative clause
Ff fused relative
Fc comparative clause
Tg present participle clause
Tn past participle clause
Ti infinitival clause
Tf for-to clause
Tb bare nonfinite clause
Tq infinitival relative clause
W with clause
A special as clause
Z reduced (“whiz-deleted”) relative
L miscellaneous verbless clause
V verb group
N noun phrase
J adjective phrase
R adverb phrase
P prepositional phrase
D determiner phrase
M numeral phrase
G genitive phrase
Vo operator section of verb group, when separated from remainder of V e.g. by subject-auxiliary inversion
Vr remainder of V from which Vo has been separated
Vm V beginning with am
Va V beginning with are
Vs V beginning with was
Vz V beginning with other 3rd-singular verb
Vw V beginning with were
Vj V beginning with be
Vd V beginning with past tense
Vi infinitival V
Vg V beginning with present participle
Vn V beginning with past participle
Vc V beginning with modal
Vk V containing emphatic DO
Ve negative V
Vf perfective V
Vu progressive V
Vp passive V
Vb V ending with BE
Vx V lacking main verb
Vt catenative V
Nq wh- N
Nv wh…ever N
Ne I/me as whole or head
Ny you as whole or head
Ni it as whole or head
Nj adjectival head
Nn proper name
Nu unit of measurement as head
Na marked as subject
No marked as nonsubject
Ns marked as singular
Np marked as plural
Jq wh- J
Jv wh…ever J
Jx measured absolute J
Jr measured comparative J
Jh heavy (postmodified) J
Rq wh- R
Rv wh…ever R
Rx measured absolute R
Rr measured comparative R
Rs adverb conducive to asyndeton
Rw quasi-nominal adverb
Po of phrase
Pb by phrase
Pq wh- P
Pv wh…ever P
Dq wh- D
Dv wh…ever D
Ds marked as singular
Dp marked as plural
Ms M headed by one
Gq wh- G
Gv wh…ever G
Functiontags are appended to formtags, similarly to the previously mentioned subcategories. They are however seperated from them with a ‚:‘.
Complement Functiontags
s logical subject
o logical direct object
i indirect object
u prepositional object
e predicate complement of subject
j predicate complement of object
a agent of passive
S surface (and not logical) subject
O surface (and not logical) direct object
G guest having no grammatical role within its tagma
Adjunct Functiontags
p place
q direction
t time
h manner or degree
m modality
c contingency
r respect
w comitative
k benefactive
b absolute
Other Functiontags
n participle of phrasal verb
x relative clause having higher clause as antecedent
z complement of catenative

Source: http://www.grsampson.net/SueDoc.html