Mutual situation

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A mutual situation is a situation (typically expressed by a reciprocal construction) with two participants A and B where the semantic relation between A and B is the same as the semantic relation between B and A. The two participants standing in a mutual situation are called mutuants (Haspelmath 2008:2088).



  • Haspelmath, Martin. 2008. Further remarks on reciprocal constructions. In: Nedjalkov, Vladimir P. (ed.) Reciprocal constructions. Vol. 4. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2087-2115.