The last chapter summarizes some key data from earlier chapters supporting the Performance–Grammar Correspondence Hypothesis. It summarizes the collective evidence presented in the book for asserting that there is a strong performance basis to grammatical conventions and cross‐linguistic patterns. And it discusses some bigger issues that have been addressed, involving the definition of efficiency itself, capacity constraints in working memory, the relationship between different sources of processing complexity (working memory demands, interference, predictability), the need for psychologists and linguists to work together, methodological differences in measuring performance, and the definition of ‘dependency.’
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