Complement domain

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In generative syntax, a complement domain is a notion in checking theory. The complement domain is the subset of a domain reflexively dominated by a complement.


In the example, YP is the complement domain of X (and H).

     /  \
    UP  XP2
      /  \
    ZP1    X'
   /\      /\
  /  \    /  \
 WP  ZP2  X1  YP
        /  \
       H   X2


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics