Gone and V-ed

Salikoko Mufwene mufw at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Tue Nov 7 20:20:52 UTC 2000

At 05:52 PM 11/7/2000 +0000, Lynne Murphy wrote:

>>A southern student in my "Dialect Voices in Literature" class
>>suggested that "gone and" is equivalent to PERFECT "done" in this
>>construction. However, another southern student said she was not
>>familiar with it. My African-American student had no clue either.
>>The rest of white American students in the class had no idea. Can
>>anybody on this list enlighten us?
>Your question's a bit ambiguous.  Are the other students unfamiliar
>with "gone and" or "done"?  The former seems unbelievable.
They are all unfamiliar with the "gone and" construction.


Salikoko S. Mufwene                        s-mufwene at uchicago.edu
University of Chicago                      773-702-8531; FAX 773-834-0924
Department of Linguistics
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Chicago, IL 60637
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