3V0719.01 [gone…room], [found…floor] more examples of loose structures. (1/11/80)
[gone…room] Peggy wanted to go out with me. As I stood with my coat
on by the door, I asked, “Where’s your coat ?” Peggy responded,
“Gone…room.” She then ran into the living room (which she refers to
as “room” and returned with her coat..
[Found… floor]: Peggy brought me some yarn she found, handing it
first then delivering her message..
Both these examples characterize Peggy’s speech before pause deletion.
The pattern of verb and location is only one of several.