Three barreled request

After a check of starting conditions (‘take uh:. is there water there?’, line 1), a sequence of pointing gestures accompanies a three-barreled request: ‘take this gallon’, ‘pour some water’, ‘put it on the fire’.

Dingemanse, M. (2020). Recruiting assistance and collaboration: a West-African corpus study. In S. Floyd, G. Rossi, & N. J. Enfield (Eds.), Getting others to do things: A pragmatic typology of recruitments (pp. 369–421). Language Science Press. PDF PDF