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Title: A Natural History of Infixation
Written By: Alan C.L Yu
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199279388
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonology
Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199279381
ISBN-13: 9780199279388
Pages: 280
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 019927939X
ISBN-13: 9780199279395
Pages: 280
Prices: U.K. £ 21.99