- Title Pages
- Notes on contributors
- List of figures and tables
- List of abbreviations
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Resolving alignment conflicts: A competing motivations approach
- 3 Animate object fronting in Dutch: A production study
- 4 Patterns in competing motivations and the interaction of principles
- 5 Why move? How weight and discourse factors combine to predict relative clause extraposition in English
- 6 A statistical model of competing motivations affecting relative clause extraposition in German
- 7 Competition in argument interpretation: Evidence from the neurobiology of language
- 8 Competition all the way down: How children learn word order cues to sentence meaning
- 9 Competing motivations in children's omission of subjects? The interaction between verb finiteness and referent accessibility
- 10 Competing cues in early syntactic development
- 11 Conflicting vs. convergent vs. interdependent motivations in morphology
- 12 On system pressure competing with economic motivation
- 13 Apparently competing motivations in morphosyntactic variation
- 14 Formal vs. functional motivations for the structure of self‐repair in German
- 15 Six competing motives for repetition
- 16 Motivating competitions
- 17 Competing motivation models and diachrony: What evidence for what motivations?
- 18 Where do motivations compete?
- 19 Politeness distinctions in personal pronouns: A case study on competing motivations
- 20 Or constructions: Monosemy vs. polysemy
- 21 Sentence grammar vs. thetical grammar: Two competing domains?
- 22 Conclusions: Competition across time
- Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage
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