In syntax, fronting is moving a clause element that is usually placed after the verb to the first position in the clause (i.e. before the subject and the verb). The effect of fronting is usually that the fronted element receives special emphasis, often because it contrasts with something mentioned earlier,
Ex: I always watch that programme.
Ex: That programme I always watch. (direct object fronting)
Source: Glossary of Grammatical Terms used in English Grammar: Theory and Use
In phonology, fronting is a process whereby speakers replace sounds made towards the back of the oral cavity with equivalent sounds made further forward; e.g., tar for car.
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