Ergativity Lab 11/15

Today ErgLab discussed the first three sections of Legate’s 2008 paper “Morphological and Abstract Case”, digging into the idea that some ergative case systems are the result of default morphological case. This laid the groundwork for next week’s discussion of Aldridge’s 2011 piece “Antipassive and ergativity in Tagalog”. Robert will be presenting the work, while Maayan will be presenting his commentary in relation to Legate’s partition of ergative case systems into the ABS=DEF type and the ABS=NOM type. As always, ErgLab meets in 117 at 1:30.

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