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MORPHOLOGY: an affix which is placed inside another morpheme. EXAMPLE: Tagalog, a language spoken at the Philippines, has a number of infixes. From the monomorphemic root sulat 'writing' the derived verb sumulat 'to write' is formed by infixing -um- after the initial consonant. The existence of infixes is not uncontroversial. Broselow & McCarthy (1983) and McCarthy (1986) argue that infixation is just a special kind of prefixation or suffixation.
LIT. Broselow, J. & J. McCarthy (1983)
McCarthy, J. (1986)