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The placement of the topic at the beginning of a sentence, as in That movie, you couldn't pay me to see.
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|Verb||1.||topicalize - emphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence; "Speakers topicalize more often than they realize"; "The object of the sentence is topicalized in what linguists call `Yiddish Movement'"|
linguistics - the scientific study of language