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On Iterative Infixation
Alan C. L. Yu
516-524 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


This paper focuses on the treatment of iterative infixation, as exemplified by patterns of iterative infixing ludling (IIL). It is argued that IIL is best viewed as the fusion between infixing and templatic ludlings. Affixal iterativity follows from output prosodic restrictions, which in turn are motivated by the prosodic anchoring requirement of the source syllables. Infixing ludling in general is no different from grammatical infixation; the affix targets certain phonological pivot points rather than a morphological one. An analysis of a case of iterative infixal ludling in Hausa is offered as a case study to illustrate more concretely this approach to IIL.

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Proceedings of the 26th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Charles B. Chang and Hannah J. Haynie
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