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Remnant topicalization

SYNTAX: topicalization of the remnant of a VP. EXAMPLE: in (i) the object diese Bücher has been taken out of the VP, and the remnant gelesen has been topicalized.

(i) [VP gelesen] hat er diese Bücher nicht.
Supposedly, the object is extracted from the VP by scrambling.
LIT. Webelhuth, G. & H. Den Besten (1987)