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    A natural history of infixation Alan C. L. YuUniversity of ChicagoFinal draft, August 21, 2006To be published by Oxford University PressPlease do not quote without permission   i For my parents,Paul and Carol Yu.  ii C ONTENTS    Preface 1. Introduction2. What is infixation? 2.1 Defining infixation descriptively2.2 Infixes as formal objects2.3 Infixation as a phonological process2.4 Infixation as morpho-phonological mismatch2.5 Phonological Readjustment and Phonological Subcategorization compared2.5.1 On the ethological view of infixation2.5.2 On the issue of empirical coverage: Problems of under-generation2.5.3 On the predictive power of the theory: Problems with over-generation2.6 Conclusion 3. Subcategorization in context 3.1 Subcategorization in Generalized Alignment3.2 Phonological subcategorization in Sign-Based Morphology3.3 Phonological subcategorization and constraint overgeneration3.4 Understanding the Edge-Bias Effect 4. Pivot Theory and the typology 4.1 The Pivot Theory4.2 Sampling procedures4.3 First consonant4.4 First vowel4.5 Final syllable4.6 Final vowel4.7 Stress and related metrical units4.8 Other potential pivots4.8.1 Final consonant4.8.1.1 Takelma frequentative reduplication4.8.1.2 Hunzib4.8.1.3 Hausa Class 5 Plural formation  iii4.8.2 First syllable4.9 Conclusion 5. The secret history of infixes 5.1 Background5.2 Toward a diachronic typology of infixation5.2.1 Metathesis5.2.1.1 The phonetic srcins of metathesis5.2.1.2 Metathesis without faithfulness5.2.1.3 Infixation in Pingding Mandarin5.2.1.4 Summary5.2.2 Entrapment5.2.2.1 Muskogean infixation5.2.2.2 Symptoms and predictions of entrapment5.2.2.3 Hua5.2.2.4 Summary5.2.3 Reduplication mutation5.2.3.1 Hausa pluractionals5.2.3.2 Hopi plural formation5.2.3.3 Trukese durative5.2.3.4 Yurok intensive5.2.3.5 Northern Interior Salish diminutives5.2.3.6 Summary5.2.4 Morphological excrescence and prosodic stem association5.2.4.1 The emergence of Homeric infixation5.2.4.2 Summary5.3 Conclusion 6. Beyond infixation 6.1 Fake vs. true infixation6.2 Infixation in language games and disguises6.2.1 Iterative infixal ludling6.2.2 A general theory of iterative infixing ludling6.3 Endoclisis6.3.1 Udi6.3.2 Pashto  iv6.4 Feature and subcategorization6.4.1 Kashaya Pomo6.4.2 Tiene6.5 Conclusion References
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