Internal domain

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Notion in checking theory. The internal domain of A is the minimal complement domain of A.


In (i), the complement domain of X (and H) is YP and everything YP dominates. The internal domain of X (and H) is just YP.

(i)    XP1
      /  \
     UP  XP2
       /  \
     ZP1    X'
    /\      /\
   /  \    /  \
  WP  ZP2  X1  YP
         /  \
        H   X2


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics


  • Chomsky, N. 1993. A Minimalist Program for Linguistic Theory, MIT occasional papers in linguistics, 1-67. Reprinted in: Chomsky (1995).