Today we finished up the discussion of Edith Aldridge’s recent paper Antipassive and Ergativity in Tagalog. One of the more interesting aspects of the paper is the idea that absolutive case is assigned under two different structurally configurations, namely from T or from transitive little v. The primary argument comes from the availability of absolutive case in transitive versus intransitive non-finite clauses. We then discussed some of Maayan’s own data about Tagalog infinitives that complicate the picture. Next week will be digging into antipassive in Mayan.