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Thanks for your information.(b) Nominal conjunctive adverb
This is where I am.
where I am = 'This'; subjective complement --> subordinate; nominal
After reading your posting, I have studied some books & dictionaries.
Some books agree with your classification.
I hate to say this, but according to Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
Definition and pronunciation of where | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary
According to the dictionary, "where" as conjunction means "the place or situation in which". I noticed that the sense of "the place" has already been embodied in this conjunction. I have read the other meanings of "where" as well in order to see it in perspective.
To my thinking, it could be as below:
If there is an ellipsis of "the place", then "where" is relative pronoun, or else it is subordinate conjunction, subordinator.
Perhaps there are 2 standpoints in this matter. Sometimes, grammarians differ on ideas.
Thanks for your help on this matter. Thanks you all. Good day.