2008. MacDonald, Jonathan E. The syntactic nature of inner aspect: a Minimalist perspective. John Benjamins.

2018. (ed.) Contemporary Trends in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics. John Benjamins, Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics series.

2020. Ionin, Tania & Jonathan E. MacDonald (eds.) Formal approaches to Slavic Linguistics 26: The Urbana-Champaign Meeting 2017. Michigan Slavic Publications. (with Tania Ionin)

2021. Grant Armstrong & Jonathan E. MacDonald (eds.) Unraveling the complexity SE. Studies in Natural Language and Linguistics Theory. Springer.

Journal Articles

2018. (with Matthew Maddox). Passive se in Romanian and Spanish: a subject cycleJournal of Linguistics. 54:389-427.

2017.  An Implicit Projected Argument in Spanish Impersonal- and Passive-Se Constructions. Syntax 20.4:353-383.

2017. Spanish aspectual se as an indirect object reflexive: The import of atelicity, bare nouns, and leísta PCC repairs. Probus 29.1: 73-117.

2014. Aspectual Interpretatin and Calculation. In R. Campos-Astorkiza & J. Franco (eds), Papers in linguistics by the BIDE generation, Anuarion del Seminario de Filología Vasca “Julio de Urquijo” XLVI-I, 213-225.

2011. The phrase structure of phase verbs. Acta Linguistica Hungarica 58.3: 261-276.

2011. (With Barbara Ürögdi) Against stativizing negation, expletive negation and NPI-untilActa Linguistica Hungarica 58.3: 203-220.

2011. Proximal and distal: Rethinking linguistic form and use for clinical purposes (with Carlos Hernández Sacristán, & Vicent Rosell Clari). Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 25.1: 37-52.

2010. The aspectual influence of noun: (A)telicity, (a)symmetry, incrementality and universality. Language and Linguistics Compass 4.9: 831-845.

2008. Domain of aspectual interpretation. Linguistic Inquiry 38 (1): 128-147.

Book Chapters

To appear. On (un)grammatical sequences of ses in Spanish. (with Almike Vázquez-Lozares).

To appear. “Spanish impersonal se in control infinitivals and the ungrammaticality of se se sequences” In East and West of The Pentacrest: Linguistic Studies in Honor of Paula Kempchinsky. (with Almike Vázquez-Lozares).

To appear. “Reflexive constructions in German, Spanish, and French as a prouct of cyclic interaction.” OUP. (with Matthew Maddox).

2021. “A guide to understanding SE constructions: where they come from and how they are connected.” (with Grant Armstrong). In Grant Armstrong & Jonathan E. MacDonald (eds.) Unraveling the complexity of the SE clitic.

2021. On (un)grammatical clitic sequences in impersonal se constructions. (with Jeriel Melgares) In Grant Armstrong & Jonathan E. MacDonald (eds.) Unraveling the complexity of the SE clitic.

2016. (With Janayna Carvalho & Matthew Maddox). An argument from Brazilian Portuguese for a syntactically projected implicit argument. In Proceedings of 46th Annual Meeting of the North Eastern Linguistics Society. Christopher Hammerly & Brandon Prickett (eds.)

2015. Extended projections of V: aspect. in Contemporary Linguistic Parameters edited by Antonio Fábregas, Mike Putnam & Jaume Mateu. London: Bloomsbury

2015. A case of multiple Agree: Accusative, not Dative se. In Romance Linguistics 2012. Selected papers from the 42nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Cedar City, Utah, 20-22 April 2012, by Smith, Jason and Tabea Ihsane (eds.) [RLLT 7], 275-288.

2015. A Movement Analysis of Some Double Object Constructions. Proceedings of the 32nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, ed. Ulrike Steindl et al., 276-285. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

2013. On the referential status of embedded polarity answers in Spanish (with Carlos de Cuba) Selected Proceedings of the 16th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro, Gillian Lord, Ana de Prada Pérez, and Jessi Elana Aaron (eds.) 312-323. Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA

2012. Referentiality in Spanish CPs (with Carlos de Cuba) In Agreement, Information Structure and the CP. Edited byVictoria Camacho-Taboada, Ángel Jiménez-Fernández, Javier Martín-González & Mariano Reyes-Tejedor. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2012. Nouns affect aspect syntactically. For proceedings of the 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Coyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics

2012. Empty Categories and Ellipsis  (with Jose Maria Brucart). In The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics [Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics series] edited by J.I. Hualde, A. Olarrea, & E. O’Rourke, 579-602. Massachusetts: Wiley-Blackwell.

2010. (with Susana Huidobro). The lack of Spanish Non-argumental Clitic Doubling In C. Borgonovo, M. Español-Echevarría, & P. Prévost. Selected Proceedings of the 12th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. 50-62. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

2010. Minimalist Variability in the Verb Phrase In (eds) Duguine, M., S. Huidobro & N. Madariaga. Argument Structure and Syntactic Relations from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective. 69-88. Amsterdam-Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

2010. (with Angelina Markova). Variation and Bulgarian Inner Aspect. in G. Zybatow, P. Dudchuk, S. Minor, & E. Pshehotskaya (eds) Formal Studies in Slavic Linguistics, Proceedings of FDSL 7.5. 225-242.Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

2010. Variation, aspectual interpretation and phase verbs. In Novi Sad Generative Syntax Workshop Proceedings. edited by J. Bailyn, C. de Cuba, I. Mitrović, R. Šević & L. Subotić.  University of Novi Sad, Filozofski fakultet.

2009. Inner aspect and phases. In Explorations of Phase Theory: Features and Arguments. (Interface Explorations 18.) 207-230. K. Grohmann (ed) Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

2007. MacDonald – The independence of Case and Inner Aspect In Proceedings of ConSOLE XIV. S. Blaho, E. Schoorlemmer and L. Vicente (eds), 189-202.

2006. Non-reflexive non-argumental pronouns of Spanish. In Proceedings of Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL) 2004. A. Alcazar, R. Mayoral Hernández & M. Temkin Martínez (eds).

2006. Agreement with Asp and the Independence of Case. In Proceedings of 36th Annual Meeting of the North Eastern Linguistics Society. C. Davis, A.R. Deal, and Y. Zabbal (eds), 454-465. UMass: GLSA..

2006. Null directional prepositions in Romanian and Spanish.In New Perspectives in Romance Linguistics Vol.1: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics. Selected Papers from the 35th Linguistics Symposium on Romance Linguistics. J.P. Montreuil and C. Nishida (eds), 169-185. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2004. Spanish Reflexive Pronouns – A Null Preposition Hypothesis. In WCCFL 23 Proceedings. G. Garding and M. Tsujimura (eds), 528-540.Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.


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