Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 14:18:05 EST From: simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU Subject: query re _want + (participle) use Dear ADS-L members: For an article on constructions with elliptical _want + participle_ (e.g. the car wants washed, the car wants washing, the car doesn't want washed; the infant wants diapered, the infant doesn't want diapered), my colleague Tom and Murray and I would like to hear from anyone who uses such a construction or is in an area where such a construction is in use. In continuation of our work on elliptical need + p.p. (see Murray, Frazer, Simon, _American Speech_ winter, 1996), we would also like to hear from anyone familiar with negative need + past participle (e.g. the car doesn't need washed, the dogs don't need fed). Please contact me at simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Thanks, Beth Simon Assistant Professor, Linguistics and English Indiana University Purdue University simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]