Edinburgh Research Explorer

Prof Simon Kirby

Personal Chair of Language Evolution

  1. 2018
  2. The cognitive roots of regularization in language

    Ferdinand, V., Kirby, S. & Smith, K. 22 Aug 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Cognition.

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  3. Contextual predictability shapes signal autonomy

    Winters, J., Kirby, S. & Smith, K. Jul 2018 In : Cognition. 176, p. 15-30 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Evolving building blocks of rhythm: How human cognition creates music via cultural transmission

    Ravignani, A., Thompson, B., Grossi, T., Delgado, T. & Kirby, S. Jul 2018 In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1423, 1, p. 176-187

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Self domestication and the evolution of language

    Thomas, J. & Kirby, S. 1 Apr 2018 In : Biology & Philosophy. 33, 1-2, p. 1-30

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. A social approach to rule dynamics using an agent-based model

    Cuskley, C., Loreto, V. & Kirby, S. 8 Mar 2018 In : Topics in Cognitive Science. p. 1-14

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  7. Convergent transformation and selection in cultural evolution

    Claidière, N., Amedon, G. K. K., André, J-B., Kirby, S., Smith, K., Sperber, D. & Fagot, J. 3 Jan 2018 In : Evolution and Human Behavior. p. 1-12

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. 2017
  9. Zipf's Law of Abbreviation and the Principle of Least Effort: Language users optimise a miniature lexicon for efficient communication

    Kanwal, J., Smith, K., Culbertson, J. & Kirby, S. Aug 2017 In : Cognition. 165, p. 45-52 8 p.

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  10. An evolutionary approach to sign language emergence: From state to process

    Motamedi, Y., Schouwstra, M. & Kirby, S. 26 Apr 2017 In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 40, p. 35-36 e65

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  11. Culture and biology in the origins of linguistic structure

    Kirby, S. Feb 2017 In : Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 24, 1, p. 118-137

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  12. Sequence memory constraints give rise to language-like structure through iterated learning

    Cornish, H., Dale, R., Kirby, S. & Christiansen, M. H. 24 Jan 2017 In : PLoS One. 12, 1, p. 1-18 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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