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Definition of the noun Fronting

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  1. [phonology] A phonological relationship where a front vowel is found in place of a relative back vowel in an inflected form of a word.
  2. [linguistics] An analogous relationship between the vowel sounds in a dialect of a language relative to the language standard or an earlier form of the language.

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Google previewEnglish Historical Linguistics 2008: The history of English verbal and nominal constructions (2010)

by Ursula Lenker, Judith Huber, Robert Mailhammer

Stylistic fronting in the history of English Masayuki Ohkado* Chubu University Stylistic fronting is an operation which moves elements generally occupying the position to the right of the finite verb such as adjectives, past participles, and ...

Google previewReinsurance (2004)

Principles and State of the Art - A Guidebook for Home Learners by Andreas Schwepcke

Fronting is an arrangement whereby insurance is written by a company (known as a "fronter") which acts as insurer for the policyholder but passes on a major part - up to 100 % - of the risk to third parties, eg to one or more reinsurers, under ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography (Print) (2001)

by Jack Cazes

Fronting of Chromatographic Peaks Peaks with strange shapes represent one of the most vexing problems that can arise in a Chromatographic laboratory. Fronting of peaks is a condition in which the front of a peak is less steep than the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography (2005)

by Jack Cazes

Fronting of peaks is a condition in which the front of a peak is less steep than the rear relative to the baseline. This condition results from nonideal equilibria in the chromatographic process. DISCUSSION Fronting peaks, as well as tailing or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Stylistics (2014)

by Katie Wales

FUNCTION In terms of the prosodic and informational structure of such sentences , fronting affects the normal or usual pattern of prominence and importance of information, which normally builds up to a focus, at the end of the sentence.

Google previewRisk Dictionary

Fronting The practice of a non-admitted insurer (or a parent with a captive insurance company) contracting with a licensed insurer to issue an insurance policy for regulatory or certification purposes. Gamma A measure of the change in an ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2014)

by Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner

See fronting. front position: this is referred to especially in the description of * adverbials. See also end; final; initial; medial. fronted preposition A *preposition heading a *prepositional phrase placed at the beginning of a *clause in certain types ...

Google previewDictionary of Upriver Halkomelem (2009)

by Brent Douglas Galloway

( fronting q ! k affectionate diminutive), phonology: fronting, syntactic analysis: ...

Google previewThe MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders (2004)

by Raymond D. Kent, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

were fronting (both velar and palatal), prevocalic singleton omission, assimilation, and stopping. Although there have been quite a number of studies ...

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Quotes about Fronting

the rain finally stops,
soothing silence hushes

the main door of the neighbor's house
fronting ours
is banged

the usual drunkard husband
and the nagging wife

midnight, dawn,
banging. (Ric S. Bastasa)
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Scrabble value of F4R1O1N1T1I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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