Postings on split infinitives

Another list of postings, this time on split infinitives. I looked for postings that had something substantial to say about them, rather than just mentioning them in passing.

For a compact discussion of the topic, see Geoff Pullum’s treatment on his website.

AZ, 5/14/04: Obligatorily split infinitives:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000901.html

GN, 5/23/04: Split decision:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000948.html

GP, 9/20/04: Two bites of authors’ remorse:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001466.html

GP, 4/11/05: The pointless game of Grammar Gotcha:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002054.html

AZ, 5/7/05: Not to or to not:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002139.html

GP, 5/19/05: Obligatorily split infinitive in real life:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002180.html

AZ, 7/14/05: No splitting in court:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002326.html

EB, 11/5/05: Better to X than to not Y:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002627.html

GP, 3/29/07: Joe, this is for you:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004348.html

GP, 4/29/08: Irrational terror over adjunct placement at Harvard:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=100

GP, 4/30/08: Books more loved than looked in:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=104

AZ, 5/2/08: Nonintervention:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=114

AZ, 5/10/08: Contamination:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=130

AZ, 5/13/08: Crazies win:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=123

ML, 8/21/08: Heaping of catmummies considered harmful:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=514

GP, 8/21/08: Minor writers, revolt!:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=515
 
GP, 9/26/08: Inconsistent Latinophilia:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=639

One Response to “Postings on split infinitives”

  1. An insurmountable obstacle in the way of a speeding train « Arnold Zwicky’s Blog Says:

    […] issue and a number of others are treated in Language Log postings on split infinitives (inventoried here). Several of these postings clarify the syntax associated with “marked infinitives”: in […]

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