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  sujet apparent
  sujet explétif
  sujet nul
  sujet parlant
  sujet phrastique
  sujet réel
  superessif
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topic1

Fr    sujet psychologique, thème1, topique

nS

Synonym(s): psychological subject, sentence topic, theme

Antonym(s): comment

Related term(s): assertion2, deep subject, focus1, given information, logical subject, subject, underlying subject

Source(s): Arndt & Janney 1987: 249-250; Brown & Yule 1983: 70-71; Comrie 1981: 58, 191 (topic-worthiness); Croft 1990: 10 (=sentence topic), 167-168; Crystal 2003: 468 (also "topic sentence"); Dijk 1977: 114; Dijk 1980: 39, 94-95 (sentence topic); Dik 1978: 19, 141; Ducrot & Todorov 1979[trans.]: 270-271; ELL: 4629ff.; Finch 2000: 97-98; Givon 1984: 137-138; Grimes 1975: 324; Hartmann & Stork 1972: 239; Hock 1986: 314-315; Kuno 1987: 16-17, 23 (topichood); Levinson 1983: 88; Lyons 1971: 334-335; Lyons 1977: 501; Martin & Ringham 2006: 202 (topic space); Matthews 1981: 214-215; Matthews 1997: 380-381 (#2, #3; also "topic-prominent language"); Nash 1968: 243; Palmatier 1972: 182; Pike & Pike 1982: 226; Quirk etal. 1985: 79; Richards etal. 1992: 384 (#2); Ruwet 1973[trans.]: 280; Sperber & Wilson 1988: 202, 216 (= sentence topic); Trask 1993: 279-280; Vachek 1966: 18; Wales 1989: 462; Weinreich 1980: 63

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topic1
  topic marker
  topic2
  topic3
  topical coherence
  topical organization
  topicalization
  topicalized
  toponomasiology
  toponomastics
  toponomatology
  toponym
  toponymy
  total
  total synonymy

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