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  flexion
  flexionnel
  focalisateur
  focalisation1
  focalisation2
  focalisation externe
  focalisation interne
focalisation3
  focalisé
  focaliser (sur)
  focus1
  focus2
  folklore
  folklorique
  folkloriste

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foregrounding

Fr    focalisation3

nS

Antonym(s): backgrounding

Related term(s): thematic fronting, thematization, topicalization

Domain: Pragmatics

Source(s): Brown & Yule 1983: 135; Croft 1990: 163; Crystal 2003: 184; ELL: 5123; Finch 2000: 192; Halliday 1978: 137-138; Martin & Ringham 2006: 89; Matthews 1997: 132 (foregrounded); Trask 1993: 106; Wales 1989: 181-183


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  folkloristic
  followed (by)
  following
  foot
  footnote
  force
  foreground
foregrounding
  foreign
  foreigner talk
  foreignism
  forensic genre
  form1
  form2
  formal1

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