Anton Benz

List of John Benjamins publications for which Anton Benz plays a role.


Constraints in Discourse 3: Representing and inferring discourse structure

Edited by Anton Benz, Manfred Stede and Peter Kühnlein

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 223] 2012. vii, 229 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics

Bidirectional Optimality Theory

Edited by Anton Benz and Jason Mattausch

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 180] 2011. v, 279 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Constraints in Discourse 2

Edited by Peter Kühnlein, Anton Benz and Candace L. Sidner

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 194] 2010. v, 180 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics

Constraints in Discourse

Edited by Anton Benz and Peter Kühnlein

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 172] 2008. vii, 292 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Semantics


There is an interesting parallelism between the representation of one- place and two-place operations in object-oriented programming and case marking in ergative languages. The object-oriented approach has proven to be highly suc- cessful in computational system design and analysis. One of its… read more
Benz, Anton 2012 Implicature of complex sentences in error modelsPractical Theories and Empirical Practice: A linguistic perspective, Schalley, Andrea C. (ed.), pp. 273–306 | Article
Due to their intensive discussion, implicatures of complex sentences became a kind of benchmark for testing different frameworks of Gricean pragmatics. We propose a novel approach which is based on a communication model with feedback and speaker errors in signal selection. The communication model… read more
Benz, Anton and Manfred Stede 2012 IntroductionConstraints in Discourse 3: Representing and inferring discourse structure, Benz, Anton, Manfred Stede and Peter Kühnlein (eds.), pp. 1–16 | Article
Discourse analysis is a sub–field of linguistics which can be approached from many different directions, involving a large variety of different methods. In most of the work reported in this book, discourse refers to written monologue. For the purposes of this introduction, we thus largely… read more
Benz, Anton 2011 On bidirectional Optimality Theory for dynamic contextsBidirectional Optimality Theory, Benz, Anton and Jason Mattausch (eds.), pp. 249–276 | Article
In this paper we study context–sensitive versions of bidirectional Optimality Theory (OT) which can be used to model online communication. Our guiding examples are taken from anaphora resolution. We discuss a puzzle presented by Jason Mattausch which shows that context–sensitivity may lead into… read more
Benz, Anton and Jason Mattausch 2011 Bidirectional Optimality Theory: An introductionBidirectional Optimality Theory, Benz, Anton and Jason Mattausch (eds.), pp. 1–32 | Article
Benz, Anton 2003 On coordinating interpretations — optimality and rational interactionPerspectives on Dialogue in the New Millennium, Kühnlein, Peter, Hannes Rieser and Henk Zeevat (eds.), pp. 307–334 | Article