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Re: infix

From:Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 27, 2001, 15:26
On 26 March, John Cowan wrote:

>dirk elzinga wrote: > > >> There was a volume entitled "Studies in Left Field" which has an >> expletive infixation article.
What "was"? I _still_ have _my_ copy! The one with the menu from a Chinese restaurant on the cover because McCawley loved Chinese food! It's subtitled: "Defamatory Essays presented to James D. McCawley", published in 1971, and it is, how shall I put this, "unique"! ;-)
> >Which is a *Festschrift* for this same Dong on his 33rd birthday. >He died (much to the regret of his colleagues at the South Hanoi >Institute of Technology and around the world) in 1999.
:-( What happened? (Guess I've been away from the world of linguistics longer than I've thought :-( )
>Probably by Quang Phuc Dong, aka James McCawley. It might have been >"Where you can shove infixes".
No, actually it's called "Some Unnatural Habits". For more information on the F-word, one can always consult: "English Sentences Without Overt Grammatical Subject". Shoving things is covered by another article, this time by "Yuck Foo" of the "South Hanoi Institute of Technology" called "A Selectional Restriction Involving Pronoun Choice". Or possibly the article " 'Up yours' and Related Constructions: Studies in the English Drecatives I " And so on. Actually, the linguistic analysis was serious. It was just that the topics, nevermind the examples, were not what you'd normally encounter in the college courses or professional journals in those days. ;-) (feeling pretty nostalgic :-) ) Dan Sulani -------------------------------------------------------------------- likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a. A word is an awesome thing.


John Cowan <jcowan@...>