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Heuristics for relative frequencies of grammatical features?

Unfortunately, little is known about the big questions touched here. At first sight, there seem to be enough languages in the world (approx. 6000) to use some statistical methods, but this is not easy ...
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what's this linguistic phenomenon?

If anything, such usage is called "topicalization". Like in "The house, it is big", "The boss, he is rich". I think, English grammar requires a comma here. One can ...
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