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    topicalization

    topicalization - Dictionary definition and meaning for word topicalization

    Definition
    (noun) (linguistics) emphasis placed on the topic or focus of a sentence by preposing it to the beginning of the sentence; placing the topic at the beginning of the sentence is typical for English
    Example Sentence
    • `Those girls, they giggle when they see me' and `Cigarettes, you couldn't pay me to smoke them' are examples of topicalization
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