Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1993 20:18:00 EST

From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET

Subject: Re: some U.S. "Midland" regional

I believe what Don Lance calls 'tentativity' as a feature of some progressives

(e.g., 'Are you wanting to make an appointment') is essentially the same thing

I expressed in an earlier reaction to this query. I still believe, however,

that negative expectation has greater generalization for the feature we are

trying (or should I say wanting) to tease out.

Dennis Preston

22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msu.bitnet