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...