The concept of a "dynamic frame" is introduced for use in the analysis of event structure. It is the external boundary metaphorically encircling a perceived event which determines the temporal scale on which the event is interpreted. The dynamic frame is used in two examples to simplify the analysis of English phenomena: 1) it is shown that semelfactive verbs can be considered a special case of accomplishment verbs and 2) it is shown that the futurate use of the progressive can be analyzed similarly to achievement verbs used in the progressive.
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