Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 August 2007

256 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199279388

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A Natural History of Infixation

Alan C. L. Yu

Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

The first cross-linguistic study of infixation explores its prosodic, phonological, and morphological characteristics, considers its diverse functions, and formulates a general theory to explain the rules and constraints by which it is governed. It examines 154 infixation patterns from over a hundred languages, compares their formal properties and explores their diachronic origins. The book will interest phonologists, morphologists, typologists, and historical linguists of all theoretical persuasions.


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