Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 09:27:11 -0500 From: Pat Courts Subject: Re: query re _want + (participle) use Simon, with regard to "want" + participle. I heard it often in Steubenville, OH. I'm pretty sure I've heard it here in Western NY, but I'll check that out to be sure. I also associate it with the usage of "needs" + participle (e.g. the shirt needs ironed). At 02:18 PM 1/23/98 EST, you wrote: >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] > Cheers, Pat Courts