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Essentially, this system works as is assumed in (). Lexical entities (more precisely, bundles of phonological, grammatical, and semantic features) are selected from the mental lexicon and merged into a phrase structure (the V-domain). This structure is expanded into the I-domain by merging functional projections that attract the elements of the V-domain; the dual input from the lexicon and from the V-domain is indicated in (). Finally, the I-domain is expanded into the C-domain, once again by dual input, this time from the I-domain and the lexicon.
See also Hornstein (). Multiple Interfaces model like () but easy to account for in (). contains a concluding discussion. 2. The Interfaces to the Systems of Thought Like LF in (), TF, GF, and DF in () are syntactic structures that constitute interfaces between the I-language and various systems of thought. Consider first TF. At this interface, the structural information available in the V-domain is exchanged with semantic information that can be formulated in (something close to) predicate logic, or maybe represented as an image schema (see Langacker ) or a conceptual structure à la Jackendoff ().
Consider now the implications of these observations for the interfaces. e. the interface GF in (), the systems of thought need to read off the hierarchical structure of the I-domain, which immediately provides the information relevant at this interface. For the V-domain, the TF interface in () only partially functions in the same way: the interpreting systems must be able to determine which argument is the internal one and which the external one. The additional elements of the V-domain may come in any order, theoretically, which suggests that there is no underlying universal hierarchy.