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A Natural History of Infixation

Alan C. L. Yu

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279388
eISBN:
9780191707346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279388.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book presents a cross-linguistic study of the phenomenon of infixation, typically associated in English with words like nullim-bloody-possiblenull, and found in all the world's major linguistic ... More


Introduction

Alan C. L. Yu

in A Natural History of Infixation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279388
eISBN:
9780191707346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279388.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the meaning of the term ‘infixation’. It then explains the purpose of the book, which is to provide an overview and synthesis of the ... More


What is infixation?

Alan C. L. Yu

in A Natural History of Infixation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279388
eISBN:
9780191707346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279388.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

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: ... More


Pivot Theory and the typology

Alan C. L. Yu

in A Natural History of Infixation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279388
eISBN:
9780191707346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279388.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter considers the extent to which it is possible to delineate a set of attested phonological pivots without resorting to stipulation. It is devoted to articulating and substantiating a ... More


The secret history of infixes

Alan C. L. Yu

in A Natural History of Infixation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279388
eISBN:
9780191707346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279388.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter is dedicated to elucidating the range of known infix-creating ambiguities in language. As such, it offers a diachronic typology of infixation. It shows that edge-oriented infixes ... More


Beyond infixation

Alan C. L. Yu

in A Natural History of Infixation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279388
eISBN:
9780191707346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279388.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter explores some of the ramifications of the phonological subcategorization approach to infixation. It examines the possibility of the so-called ‘genuine’ infixation. It then takes a brief ... More


Non-concatenative morphology as epiphenomenon1

Patrik Bye and Peter Svenonius

in The Morphology and Phonology of Exponence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199573721
eISBN:
9780199573738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573721.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

Non-concatenative morphological phenomena appear on the face of it to require a powerful morphological component, capable of more than straightforward addition of affixes consisting of segmental ... More


Truncated Reduplication

John Frampton

in Distributed Reduplication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013260
eISBN:
9780262258777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013260.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter develops the theory of truncated reduplication, in which the base is copied, subject to truncation in either the base or reduplicant. This is related to Steriade’s (1988) idea that ... More


A Case of Appendicitis

Eric Raimy

in Contemporary Views on Architecture and Representations in Phonology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182706
eISBN:
9780262255325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182706.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Bert Vaux and Andrew Wolfe have proposed a very strict theory of syllabification and the prosodic status of unsyllabified segments, arguing that a phoneme must either be syllabified directly or be ... More


Morphological complexity outside of universal grammar Morphological complexity outside of universal grammar (1998) *

Jirka Hana and Peter W. Culicover

in Explaining Syntax: Representations, Structures, and Computation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660230
eISBN:
9780191748240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660230.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on morphosyntax, in particular the use of linear order in inflected words to express correspondences between form and meaning. It explores the possibility that different ... More


The fate of the -id(i)- morpheme in the Central Dolomitic Ladin varieties of northern Italy: variable conditioning of a morphological mechanism

Claire Meul

in The Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678860
eISBN:
9780191758089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678860.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter traces the formal and functional evolution of the verbal derivational formative id(i) - from Latin to Central Dolomitic Ladin, i.e. a subgroup of ... More


The Interplay of Morphology and Phonology

Sharon Inkelas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199280476
eISBN:
9780191787188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280476.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This book presents a phenomenon-oriented survey of the ways in which phonology and morphology interact, including ways in which morphology, i.e. word formation, demonstrates sensitivity to ... More


Gender–number marking in Archi: Small is complex

Marina Chumakina and Greville G. Corbett

in Understanding and Measuring Morphological Complexity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723769
eISBN:
9780191791109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723769.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The Nakh–Daghestanian language Archi is famous for its extensive phonological inventory and its very large paradigms, especially those for verbs. Against this background, this chapter shows that ... More


Infixation

Sharon Inkelas

in The Interplay of Morphology and Phonology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199280476
eISBN:
9780191787188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280476.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

Infixation is the situation in which an affix appears inside the base of affixation, rather than at one of its edges, the normal position for “adfixes”, i.e. prefixes and suffixes. Infixation is ... More


The complete empirical picture of MLM and the linearization of morphemes

Eva Zimmermann

in Morphological Length and Prosodically Defective Morphemes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198747321
eISBN:
9780191809736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747321.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents the representative data set of MLM phenomena which is the base for the theoretical arguments put forth in this book. After giving some general background information about the ... More


Novel word crafting

D. Gary Miller

in English Lexicogenesis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689880
eISBN:
9780191770371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689880.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter focuses on analogy (since all neologisms are modeled on prior knowledge), creativity, and imagination. Types of language play discussed range from puns to games like Pig Latin, ... More


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