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Over the last few decades, linguists have devoted considerable attention to both homogeneity and variation in the expression of causal events across languages. However, most studies, whether typological or language-specific, have focused on the category of morphologically overt (e.g., 'lie/lay X down') causatives, rather neglecting complex periphrastic (e.g., 'get X to lie down') formations. The present study addresses this imbalance by elucidating a... more...