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In Arabic, one can put for example "Iraq, What is its destiny?" as a title. Is this structure valid in English? If it is, does it have a name? What about the punctuation? Generalizations and limitations?

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    This looks like "left dislocation" (relevant question here: "Pronoun immediately following its antecedent") – herisson Oct 9 '16 at 20:48
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    You will often see a colon used rather than a comma. – John Feltz Oct 9 '16 at 21:00
  • The duplicate asks about topic fronting followed by an immediate anaphoric pronoun. This is topic fronting followed by a delayed anaphoric pronoun (but still left-dislocation). But, although the example in the duplicate question sounds quaint and this doesn't, the questions are close enough to bracket. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 14 '16 at 22:34
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This isn't something I've necessarily seen very often, and I don't know if it has a name. However, I believe it would be grammatically correct if you marked it with a colon, like so: "Iraq: What is its destiny?"

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