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  focalisateur
  focalisation1
  focalisation2
  focalisation externe
  focalisation interne
focalisation3
  focalisé
  focaliser (sur)
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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
BROWN, Gillian & YULE, George. (1983) Discourse Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (DA)


Croft 1990: 163
CROFT, William. (1990) Typology and Universals. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. (TY)


Crystal 2003: 184
CRYSTAL, David. (2003) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics, 5th Ed Oxford: Blackwell.


ELL: 5123
The Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. (1994) Oxford: Pergamon Press.


Finch 2000: 192
FINCH, Geoffrey. (2000) Linguistic Terms and Concepts. New York: St. Martin's Press.


Halliday 1978: 137-138
HALLIDAY, M.A.K. (1978) Language as Social Semiotic: The social interpretation of language and meaning. Baltimore: University Park Press. (SL)


Martin & Ringham 2006: 89
MARTIN, Bronwen & RINGHAM, Felizitas. (2006) Key Terms in Semiotics. London: Continuum. (SN)


Matthews 1997: 132 (foregrounded)
MATTHEWS, P.H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Trask 1993: 106
TRASK, R. L. (1993) A Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics. New York: Routledge.


Wales 1989: 181-183
WALES, Katie. (1989) A Dictionary of Stylistics. London: Longman. 


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  followed (by)
  following
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  footnote
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  foreground
foregrounding
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  foreigner talk
  foreignism
  forensic genre
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  form2
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