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Poster Presentation for "Telicity, teleological modality, and (non-)culmination"

posted on 2021-05-13, 17:30 authored by Prerna Nadathur, Hana Filip
This poster was presented on 2021 April 8 - 11 at the 39th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics.

Provided abstract:
We propose an enriched modal mereology for telic predicates, in which the inherent endpoint (or télos) associated with a telic predicate P structures the set of events in the denotation of P in the same way as a goal structures a set of alternatives for teleological modal claims. This approach to telicity obviates the imperfective paradox, and supports a unified extensional account of (non-)culmination effects from perfective as well as imperfective accomplishments cross-linguistically.

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