undergraduate thesis
Infixation in English varieties over the world

Mirna Beljan (2015)
TitleInfixation in English varieties over the world
AuthorMirna Beljan
Mentor(s)Mario Brdar (thesis advisor)
Infixation is a very distinctive and an easily recognizable morphological process where an affix (which is called an infix) is inserted in the middle of a word. It differs from some other morphological processes in that it is a great deal more flexible and not strictly susceptible to many rules. There are, of course, many characteristics which are specific and distinctive and, in a way, canonical for this kind of process. However, infixation is also known for the set of irregular characteristics it has. The main purpose that infixation serves in morphology is not the formation of new words or meanings of words, but the one of stylistic and expressive manner, such as expressing humour, obscenity, vulgarity, the affiliation to a certain group of people, their habits, culture, language. This paper is concerned with what infixation actually is and how it is formed with regard to both its history and the modern period of time. The emphasis is put on the four most recognizable types of infixation: expletive infixation, diddly-infixation, Homeric infixation and iz-infixation. Each of them is exemplified and illustrated in detail, denoting where and in which way they are most frequently used. The paper is divided into four main chapters, describing infixation and its characteristics in general, types of infixation, and its popularity and representation over the world.
Parallel title (Croatian)Infiksacija u verijetetima engleskog širom svijeta
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmePhilosophy (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. phil.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2015-09-16
Parallel keywords (Croatian)infixation expressive morphology extra-grammatical morphology expletive infixation diddly-infixation Homeric infixation iz-infixation
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
CommitterBernardica Plašćak