Accomplishments: their Telos and their Structure


  • Lucia M. Tovena


This paper explores the relevance of a goal directed characterisation of the internal structure of accomplishments. The notion of ‘plan’ enables us to talk about the homogeneity and the continuity of the activity phase at a sufficiently abstract level, and about non-homogeneity when one consider the structure of instances of accomplishments in global terms, i.e. including culminations. Evidence is provided for this intensional characterisation that enriches a definition the aspectual class based on temporal conditions.


How to Cite

Tovena, L. M. (2019). Accomplishments: their Telos and their Structure. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 15, 613–628. Retrieved from