Chapter

What is infixation?

Alan C. L. Yu

in A Natural History of Infixation

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780199279388
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191707346 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279388.003.0002

Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

What is infixation?

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This chapter presents an overview of the nature of infixation from both descriptive and theoretical perspectives. It lays out the basic properties of the two main approaches to infixation: Phonological Readjustment and Phonological Subcategorization. It shows that the Phonological Readjustment approach includes much that is local and parochial, and should be discarded in favour of principles of broad applicability.

Keywords: infixation; infixes; Phonological Readjustment; Phonological Subcategorization; morphological representation; phonological representation

Chapter.  12439 words. 

Subjects: phonetics and phonology

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