Edinburgh Research Explorer

Prof Simon Kirby

Personal Chair of Language Evolution

  1. 2019
  2. Communication increases category structure and alignment only when combined with cultural transmission

    Silvey, C., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 109, 104051.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Evolving artificial sign languages in the lab: From improvised gesture to systematic sign

    Motamedi, Y., Schouwstra, M., Smith, K., Culbertson, J. & Kirby, S., Nov 2019, In : Cognition. 192, p. 103964

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Challenges in detecting evolutionary forces in language change using diachronic corpora

    Karjus, A., Blythe, R., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 31 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Glossa.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Do all aspects of learning benefit from iconicity? Evidence from motion capture

    Sato, A., Schouwstra, M., Flaherty, M. & Kirby, S., 14 Oct 2019, In : Language and cognition. p. 1-20

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. The evolution of adjectival monotonicity

    Carcassi, F., Schouwstra, M. & Kirby, S., 21 Aug 2019, Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 23. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, p. 219-230 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  7. Cross-modal associations and synaesthesia: Categorical perception and structure in vowel-colour mappings in a large online sample

    Cuskley, C., Dingemanse, M., Kirby, S. & van Leeuwen, T. M., Aug 2019, In : Behavior Research Methods. 51, 4, p. 1651–1675

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Cumulative cultural evolution in a non-copying task in children and Guinea baboons

    Saldana, C., Fagot, J., Kirby, S., Smith, K. & Claidière, N., 27 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal: Cognitive Science Society, p. 1001-1007

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  9. High-fidelity copying is not necessarily the key to cumulative cultural evolution: A study in monkeys and children

    Saldana, C., Fagot, J., Kirby, S., Smith, K. & Claidiere, N., 12 Jun 2019, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B.. 286, 1904, 20190729.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Compositional hierarchical structure evolves through cultural transmission: An experimental study

    Saldana, C., Kirby, S., Truswell, R. & Smith, K., 28 May 2019, In : Journal of Language Evolution. lzz002.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Quantifying the dynamics of topical fluctuations in language

    Karjus, A., Blythe, R., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 2 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Language Dynamics and Change.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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