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Query:   Expletive Infixation
Author:  Mircea Sauciuc
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Morphology

Summary:   I want to thank everyone that has provided exceptional suggestions to my question (Linguist 15.860): ''...regarding infixation and adequate articles written on the topic. I'm an undergraduate student writing a paper on Expletive Infixation and would like a lead to some papers. I've so far discovered one, American Speech, McMillan, 1980. Today, I even copied from Language, Prosodic Structure and Expletive Infixation, McCarthy, 1982. However, I want to know if there are any more papers written on the topic.''

Thanks to James L. Fidelholtz, Sandy Steever, Ingo Plag, Bill Morris, Ron Artstein, Fred Cummins, Phaedra Royle, Roderick McGuire, Sheri Wells-Jensen, and Michael T. Hammond. All were very informative and helpful in my research for questions and answers.

''James D. McCawley wrote a paper, ''Where you can shove infixes'' sometime in the 1980s. I believe it has been anthologized in one of his volumes of papers.'' - Sandy Steever ''there is an introductory treatment based on Hammond's English Phonology book in chapter 4.6. of my 2003 book: Plag, Ingo (2003) Word-formation in English. Cambridge: CUP'' - Ingo Plag ''Zwicky, Arnold M., Salus, Peter H., Binnick, Robert I. and Vanek, Anthony L. (eds.) 1971. Studies Out In Left Field: Defamatory Essays Presented To James D. McCawley On The Occasion Of His 33rd Or 34th Birthday. Edmonton: Linguistic Research (Current Inquiry Into Language And Linguistics 4).'' - Bill Morris ''...place to check is the journal _Maledicta_, though nothing specific comes to mind. Also, a nagging recollection tells me that something was published in _Linguistic inquiry_, maybe in the 70s or 80s (probably a squib) on such infixation.'' - James L. Fidelholtz '' - McCawley, James D. (1978). Where you can shove infixes.

In Alan Bell and Joan Bybee Hooper (eds.), Syllables and Segments, pp.213-221. Amsterdam: North-Holland. - Dorothy Siegel's 1974 MIT dissertation'' - Ron Artstein ''Stuart Davis at Indiana University did some of this work, and he can point you to the other main characters.'' - Fred Cummins ''I've written on this somewhat myself. Some discussion of it appears in my 1999 book ''English Phonology'' (Oxford). I also discuss it in a paper in the journal _Language_ in 1999 as well as I recall.'' -

Michael T. Hammond Thanks again for all your wonderful assistance.

LL Issue: 15.968
Date Posted: 22-Mar-2004
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