“Two's company, more is a crowd”: the linguistic encoding of multiple-participant events

  title={“Two's company, more is a crowd”: the linguistic encoding of multiple-participant events},
  author={Bhuvana Narasimhan and Sonja Eisenbeiss and Penelope E. Brown},
Abstract This issue investigates the linguistic encoding of events with three or more participants from the perspectives of language typology and acquisition. Such “multiple-participant events” include (but are not limited to) any scenario involving at least three participants, typically encoded using transactional verbs like ‘give’ and ‘show’, placement verbs like ‘put’, and benefactive and applicative constructions like ‘do (something for someone)’, among others. There is considerable… 



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