The delimitative aspect is a grammatical construct that indicates that a situation lasts only a certain amount of time. It is sometimes called durative aspect. Polish: stałem i gadałem - "I stood and chatted" compared with postałem i pogadałem = "I stood and chatted for a while" (the prefix po- marking the delimitative aspect in this example).
- Stephen Dickey. 2007. "A prototype account of the development of delimitative po- in Russian". In Dagmar Divjak and Agata Kochańska, Cognitive Paths into the Slavic Domain, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, pp. 329–373.