Domain-generality and the relative pronoun Academic Article uri icon


  • The hypothesis in the target paper is that the cognitive function of language lies in making possible the integration of different types of domain-specific information. The case for this hypothesis must consist, at least in part, of a constructive proposal as to what feature or features of natural language allows this integration to take place. This commentary suggests that the vital linguistic element is the relative pronoun and the possibility it affords of forming relative clauses.

published proceedings

  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Bermudez, J. L.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Bermudez, José Luis

publication date

  • December 2002