Publications

Books

     

  1. Papers on Pragmasemantics. Edited by Anton Benz and Reinhard Blutner. Berlin, ZASPil 51, 2009
  2. Optimal Communication. Reinhard Blutner, Helen de Hoop, and Petra Hendriks. Stanford, CSLI, 2006. 
  3. Optimality Theory and Pragmatics. Edited by Reinhard Blutner & Henk Zeevat. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2004

  4.  Studies in Optimality Theory. Edited by Reinhard Blutner & Gerhard Jäger. Linguistics in Potsdam 8, Potsdam 2000.
  5.  From Underspecification to Interpretation, Special Issue of the  Journal of Semantics, Vol 15/1+2, 1998. Edited by Reinhard Blutner and Rob van der Sandt.
  6. From Underspecification to Interpretation. Edited by Rob van der Sandt, Reinhard  Blutner, and Manfred Bierwisch. IBM Working Papers 29 (ISSN 0946-7221), Heidelberg  1997.
  7. Prototypen und mentale Kategorisierung. Sonderheft Linguistische Studien. Herausgegeben von Reinhard Blutner. Reihe A/153, 1986

Selection of published articles

  1. The (virtual) conceptual necessity of quantum probabilities in cognitive psychology (with Peter beim Graben). BBS: Comment article on Pothos & Busemeyer (2013).
  2. Complementarity in cognition entailed by bounded rationality (with Peter beim Graben). Fechner symposium 2013.
  3. Formal Pragmatics. To appear in Yan Huang (Ed.),  [Oxford] Handbook of Pragmatics (2015). Online version available as Oxford Handbooks Online, Sept. 2013. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199697960.013.002
  4. A quantum probability perspective of borderline vagueness (with Emmanuel Pothos and Peter Bruza). TopiCS 5 (4), 2013, 711-736.
  5. Pragmatics in Optimality Theory. In F. Liedtke and C. Schulze (eds.), Beyond the Words: Content, context, and inference. Mouton Series in Pragmatics (MSP). De Gruyter Mouton (March 2013).
  6. Questions and Answers in an Orthoalgebraic Approach. Journal of Logic, Language, and Information 21 (3), 2012, 237-277. DOI 10.1007/s10849-012-9158-0
  7. The Potential of Quantum Probability for Modeling Cognitive Processes (with Emanuel Pothos, Jerome  Busemeyer, Richard Shiffrin, Jennifer Trueblood, Zheng Wang,  Harald Atmanspacher). Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, Mass.
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  9. Bidirectional Grammar and Bidirectional Optimization (with A. Strigin). Bidirectional Grammar and Bidirectional Optimization. In Benz, Anton and Jason Mattausch (Eds.), Bidirectional Optimality Theory (pp. 221-248). Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2011.
  10. Some Perspectives on Lexical Pragmatics. In Archer, Dawn and Grundy, Peter (Eds.): Pragmatics Reader. Routledge: London, 2011.
  11. Some Experimental Aspects of Optimality-Theoretic Pragmatics. In Enikő Németh & Károly Bibok (eds.): The Role of Data at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface. De Gruyter, Berlin, 2010.
  12. Quantum Mechanics Meets Cognitive Science: Explanatory vs. Descriptive Approaches. NeuroQuantology 8 (3), 314-318, 2010. When Quantum Mechanics Interacts with Cognitive Science.  NeuroQuantology, 8 (4, Suppl.1), 66-70, 2010.
  13. Two Qubits for C.G. Jung (with Elena Hochnadel). Cognitive Systems Research 11(3), 243-259, 2010.
  14. Optimalitätstheoretische Pragmatik und Fossilisierung. Linguistische Berichte 220, 479-505 [In German!], 2009.
  15. Lexical Pragmatics. In Louise Cummings (eds.), The Pragmatics Encyclopedia. Routledge, London, 2009.
  16. Concepts and Bounded Rationality: An Application of Niestegge’s Approach to Conditional Quantum Probabilities. In Luigi Accardi, et al. (eds.), Foundations of Probability and Physics-5. Vol. 1101. American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings. New-York. pp. 302-10, 2008.
  17. On compositionality and bidirectional optimization. Journal of Cognitive Science 8/2 (2007) [with Helen de Hoop & Petra Hendriks]
  18. Compositionality and systematicity. In G. Bouma, I. Krämer, and J. Zwarts, Cognitive Foundations of Interpretation. Amsterdam: KNAW publications, 2007 [with Jennifer Spenader]
  19. Optimality Theoretic Pragmatics and the Explicature/Implicature Distinction. In Noel Burton-Roberts (Ed.), Advances in Pragmatics. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave/MacMillan, pp. 67-89, 2007
  20. Embedded implicatures and optimality theoretic pragmatics. In Torgim Solstad, Atle Grønn, and Dag Haug, A Festschrift for Kjell Johan Sæbø: in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the celebration of his 50th birthday. Oslo, 2006.
  21. When compositionality fails to predict systematicity. In S. D. Levy & R. Gayler (Eds.), Compositional Connectionism in Cognitive Science. Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium (ISBN 1-57735-214-9). Arlington: The AAAI Press, 2004, pp. 6-11  [with Petra Hendriks, Helen de Hoop, and Oren Schwarz]
  22. Nonmonotonic Inferences and Neural Networks. Synthese 141 (2), 2004
  23. Editor's Introduction: Pragmatics in Optimality Theory. In R. Blutner & H. Zeevat (Eds.), Optimality Theory and Pragmatics. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2004 [with Henk Zeevat]
  24. A new hypothesis on compositionality. In P. P. Slezak (Ed.), Proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Cognitive Science. Sydney: ICCS/ASCS, 2004 [with Petra Hendriks and Helen de Hoop].
  25. Pragmatics and the lexicon. In: Laurence R. Horn & Gregory Ward (Eds.) Handbook of Pragmatics, Oxford, Blackwell, 2004  [pdf version with all fonts inclusive, 1.5 MB]
  26. Competition and interpretation: The German adverb wieder ("again"). In E. Lang, C. Maienborn & C. Fabricius-Hansen (eds.) Modifying Adjuncts, Mouton de Gruyter, 2003, pp 393-416 [with Gerhard Jäger].
  27. Bidirektionale Optimalitätstheorie. Kognitionswissenschaft 9/4, 158-168 (2002). ISSN 0938-7986
  28. Lexical semantics and pragmatics.  In:  Linguistische Berichte, Sonderheft 10, 27-58 (2002): Semantics. Ed. by Fritz Hamm and Thomas Ede Zimmermann.  (ISSN 0935-9245).
  29. Review of Bruce Tesar & Paul Smolensky, Learnability in Optimality Theory. Linguistics & Philosophy 25, 65-80, 2002.
  30. Signalling games: Hoe evolutie optimale strategieen selecteert. Handelingen van de 24ste Nederlands-Vlaamse Filosofiedag. Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2002 [with Erik Borra et al.]
  31. Two case studies in lexical pragmatics. In E. Németh & K. Bibok (eds.)  Pragmatics and the Flexibility of Word Meaning. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, 2001  (ISBN: 0-08-043971-3). Pp. 11-28 [with T. Solstad].
  32. Dimensional designation: A case study in Lexical Pragmatics. In Enikö Németh (ed.), Pragmatics in 2000: Selected papers from the 7th International Pragmatics Conference, Vol. 2. Antwerp: International Pragmatics Association, 2001. (ISBN: 90-801148-5-5). Pp. 543-554  [with T. Solstad].
  33. Some aspects of optimality in natural language interpretation. In: Helen de Hoop & Henriette de Swart (eds.) Papers on Optimality Theoretic Semantics. Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, December 1999, pp 1-21.
    Also: Journal of Semantics 17, 189-216, 2000.
  34. Against lexical decomposition in syntax.  In Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Conference, IATL 7 (A.Z. Wyner, ed.), University of Haifa 2000, pp. 113-137 [with G. Jäger]
  35. From underspecification to interpretation, Editorial Preface. Journal of Semantics 15, 1-3, 1998   [with Rob van der Sandt]
  36. Nichtmonotones Schließen und neuronale Netze. In:  S. Busemann, K. Harbusch, & S. Wermter (Hrsg.), Hybride konnektionistische, statistische und regelbasierte Ansätze zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache. DFKI-D-98-03, Saarbrücken 1998 (ISSN 0946-0098), pp. 65-75
  37. Lexical underspecification and pragmatics. In: P. Ludewig & B. Geurts (Eds.), Lexikalische Semantik aus kognitiver Sicht. Gunter Narr Verlag  (ISBN 3-8233-5105-2), Tübingen 1998, pp. 141-171
  38. Nonmonotonic logic and neural networks. In: P. Decker, M. Stokhof, and Y. Venema (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Amsterdam Colloquium. ILLC-Publications (ISBN 90-74795-90-0), Amsterdam 1997, pp. 85-90
  39. Lexical pragmatics.  In: R. van der Sandt, R. Blutner, and M. Bierwisch (Eds.), From Underspecification to Interpretation. IBM Working Papers 29 (ISSN 0946-7221), Heidelberg  1997, pp. 55-89. Also  published  in  Journal of Semantics 15, 115-162, 1998
  40. Conversational Implicature and lexical pragmatics. In: Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium on Conversational Implicature. Stanford 1996, pp. 1-9. [with Annette Leßmöllmann and Rob van der Sandt]
  41. 'Normality' in update semantics. In: T. Galloway & M. Simons (Eds.), SALT 5 Proceedings 1995, Cornell Linguistic Publications, Cornell University, 1996, pp. 19- 36
  42. Systematische Polysemie: Ansätze zur Erzeugung und Beschränkung von Interpretationsvarianten. In: M. Bierwisch & P. Bosch (Hg.), Semantisches und konzeptuelles Wissen. Arbeitspapiere des SFB 340, Nr. 71, 1995, pp. 33-65
  43. Kognition und Lexikon: Zur Interpretation polysemer Institutionswörter, In: Klaus Opwis (Hg.), Proceedings der 1. Fachtagung der Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft. Universität Freiburg 1994, pp. 10-12
  44. Prototypen und Kognitive Semantik, In: G. Harras (Hg.), Jahrbuch 1993 des IDS - 'Die Ordnung der Wörter', de Gruyter, 1994, pp. 227-270
  45. Dynamic generalized quantifiers and existential sentences in natural language. Journal of Semantics 10, 33-64, 1993
  46. Type shifts in dynamic logic and the definiteness restriction in there-insertion contexts. Studia Grammatica XXXIV, 1-22, 1992
  47. Type shifts in dynamic logic and the definiteness effect. In L. Kálmán & L. Pólos (Eds.) Papers from the second symposium on logic and language. Akadémiai Kiadó, 49-65, 1990.  Auch erschienen in: Studia Grammatica XXXIII, 185-203, 1991
  48. Sentence focus and lexical access. In W. Bahner, J. Schildt, D. Viehweger (eds) Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Congress of Linguistics, Berlin 1987. Akademie-Verlag Berlin, 1148-1151, 1990
  49. Comprehension of Comparatives: The process of conceptual interpretation. In M. Bierwisch & E. Lang (Eds.) Dimensional Adjectives. Springer Verlag, 433-470, 1989
  50. Defaults and the meaning of generic sentences. In M. Krifka (Ed.) Genericity in natural language. SNS-Bericht 88-42, 3-40, 1988.   Auch erschienen in: Studia Grammatica XXXIII, 205-225, 1991
  51. Sentence Processing and lexical access: The influence of the focus-identifying task. Journal of Memory and Language 27, 359-367, 1988 (mit R. Sommer)
  52. The ontology of spatial concepts: The fallacy of the so-called M-priciple. Internationales Fechner-Symposium Leipzig, Juli 1987. Unveröffentlichtes Manuskript
  53. Verstehen von Sätzen des Vergleichs: Der Prozeß der begrifflichen Interpretation. Studia Grammatica XXVI+XXVII, 601-648, 1987
  54. The organizational aspect in models of language comprehension. Linguistische Studien, Reihe A/153, 53-74, 1986
  55. Sentence focus and the lexical processing of ambiguous words. Linguistische Studien, Reihe A/153, 24-52, 1986 (mit R. Sommer)
  56. Rozumienie zdan: znaczenie równoleglego przetwarzania i rola preferencji w porzadkowaniu  przwtwarzania sekwenocyjnego. In I. Kurcz, J. Bobryka, D. Kadzielawy (red.) Wiedza a jezyk. Tom 1. Ossolineum Wroclaw, 209-222, 1986
  57. Lexikalischer Zugriff: Experimentelle Paradigmen und Erklärungsansätze. Linguistische Studien, Reihe A/153, 1-13, 1986
  58. Schaltungsanordnung zur Erzeugung von Optoimpulsen hoher Vorderflankensteilheit. Wirtschaftspatent WP H 05 B / 2607264. 7 Seiten. 1985 (mit R. Maier)
  59. Prototyp-Theorien und strukturelle Prinzipien der mentalen Kategorisierung. Linguistische  Studien, Reihe A/125, 86-135, 1985
  60. Eine Erläuterung zu Freges Begriff der "Erläuterung". In G. Wechsung (Ed.) Frege Conference 1984. Akademie Verlag, 114-120, 1985
  61. Verstehen von Vergleichssätzen. Z. Phon. Sprachwiss. Kommun.forsch. 37, 676-680, 1984
  62. Schaltungsanordnung zum Markieren. Wirtschaftspatent WP G 11B / 2456513. 8 Seiten. 1984   (mit R. Maier)
  63. Gerät zur magnetbandgesteuerten Testgestaltung und Meßwerterfassung. Psychologie- Information 21, 90-94, 1983 (mit R. Maier)
  64. Information über Neuentwicklung: Gerät zur magnetbandgesteuerten Testgestaltung und   Meßwerterfassung (Kurzmitteilung). Psychologie-Information 19, 61- 62, 1982  (mit R. Maier)
  65. Ein prädikatenlogischer Zugang zum Induktionsproblem in der Künstlichen Intelligenz. ZKI-Informationen 3/80, 43-89, 1980
  66. Solving problems about incomplete relational structures. Zeitschrift für Psychologie 186, 58-63, 1978
  67. Correlations in the Multi-Regge Model. Nuclear Physics B88, 482-500, 1975
  68. Kinematical effects in the Multi-Regge Model and approach to scaling in the central region.  Nuclear Physics B73, 125-140, 1974
  69. Inclusive two-particle correlations in 40 GeV/c n-p Collissions and particle production mechanisms. Nuclear Physics B78, 333-344, 1974 (mit E.M. Ilgenfritz, J. Kripfganz, H. Kühnicke, E.H. Lemke, H.J. Möhring, G. Ranft and J. Ranft)

  70. Die Berechnung inklusiver Gammaspektren bei hohen Energien. Wiss. Z. Karl-Marx-Univ. Math.-Naturwiss. R. 21, 409-419, 1972 (mit S. Frank u.a.)
  71. Inclusive single particle spectra for charge exchange reactions and the multi-Regge model. Nuclear Physics B47, 240-248, 1972 (mit G. Ranft)
  72. Scaling of inclusive γ spectra p + p → γ + X at ISR energies and the thermodynamic model. Lettere Al Nuovo Cimento 5, 537-542, 1972 (mit Htun Than, J. Kripfganz, V. Müller, G. Ranft, and J. Ranft)
  73. Mass dependent slopes of momentum transfer distributions in inclusive reactions according  to the thermodynamic model. Nuclear Physics B35, 503-510, 1971 (mit Htun Than, E. Matthäus, G. Ranft, J. Ranft).