Appreciate the 'atelic
' instead: the journey instead of the objective, the process instead of the goal.
While einkaufen constitutes a telic verb, shoppen is inherently atelic
although a transitive, telic use is not generally precluded (e.g.
Though I cannot explore this proposal in detail, I think that Ki-eran Setiya is correct in arguing that the best response to one kind of midlife crisis is the adoption of "atelic
" ends--or atelic
orientations toward some of our activities.
Furthermore, Hinder verbs are durative and atelic
. For these reasons, the logical structure of Hinder verbs is causative, in order to express that someone or something makes an action become difficult or impossible.
Sekula's paintings from the 1940s and early '50s capture the atelic
and experimental quality of this transitional period in American modernism, flowing from geometric to biomorphic abstraction to automatic writing and gestural painting.
These forms require the perfective with telic predicates, whose meaning implies that the action must come to an end in order to occur (e.g., to eat an apple, to arrive, to open a book), and the imperfective with atelic
predicates (e.g., to be Mexican, to watch TV, to walk in a park), which are verbal predicates denoting a permanent state or actions that do not have an inherent end (Andersen, 1991, 2002), as Example 1 illustrates.
High quality contexts would be those that included reference to the less prototypical atelic
situations, states, and activities.
According to this hypothesis, the Spanish Progressive forms should be associated with atelic
and imperfect dynamic structures in so far as the -ndo denotes a process, which develops at a determined moment, but which lacks a beginning and end of the event.
The object distributive use underlined by anyad--anyad makes it clear that repeated actions are involved: these are atelic
with respect to the point of narration.
Vendler's activities I take to be an agential genus of the species of atelic
In contrast to telic verbs, atelic
verbs can be interpreted only as imperfective even when they are used in construction with time adverbials.
Por sua vez, segundo a autora, o adjunto 'por X tempo' combina-se exclusivamente com eventos atelicos e "[...] for [alfa] time changes an atelic
VP to a telic one, while in a time leaves the telic VP telic" (ROTHSTEIN, 2004, p.