Edinburgh Research Explorer

Prof Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. 2019
  2. Asymmetric accommodation during interaction leads to the regularisation of linguistic variants

    Fehér, O., Ritt, N. & Smith, K., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 109, 104036.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Interaction promotes the adaptation of referential conventions to the communicative context

    Castillo, L., Smith, K. & Branigan, H., Aug 2019, In : Cognitive Science. 43, 8, e12780.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Children's sensitivity to phonological and semantic cues during noun class learning: Evidence for a phonological bias

    Culbertson, J., Jarvinen, H., Haggarty, F. & Smith, K., Jun 2019, In : Language. 95, 2, p. 268-293

    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. Illusory correlations and the acquisition of probabilistic linguistic variation

    Saldana, C., Loy, J. & Smith, K., 3 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press).

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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