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Remnant Topicalization is a topicalization of the remnant of a VP.
In (i) the object diese BÃ¼cher has been taken out of the VP, and the remnant gelesen has been topicalized.
(i) [VP gelesen] hat er diese BÃ¼cher nicht.
Supposedly, the object is extracted from the VP by scrambling.
- Webelhuth, G. & H. Den Besten 1987. Adjunction and Remnant Topicalization in the Germanic SOV-languages, GLOW conference Venice, .