Fuckin' insertion is a process in English by which a restricted class of infixes (fuckin', bloody, bloomin') is inserted between two metrical feet of which the latter one contains the syllable that carries the main stress.
(i) mònonga-fuckin-héla fàn-bloody-tástic àbso-bloomin'-lútely (ii) * monòng-fuckin-ahéla * chíco-fuckin-pèe * chi-fuckin-cágo
Another term for this process is Expletive Infixation.
- Aronoff, M. 1976. Word Formation in Generative Grammar, MIT-press, Cambridge, Mass.
- McCarthy 1982a. Prosodic Structure and Expletive Infixation, Language 58, pp. 574-590