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Does language play a role in how people interpret and remember causal events? One source of variation in causal event descriptions is agentivity, such as the difference between "She broke the vase" (agentive) vs. "The vase broke" (non-agentive). In this paper, we examined English and Japanese speakers' descriptions of intentional and accidental events, as well as their memory for the causal agents of these events. While both groups of speakers used agentive language to describe intentionalfatcat:43flhuzhlja2hjl3lyh37nre2a