Edinburgh Research Explorer

Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. 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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  2. Word learning under infinite uncertainty

    Blythe, R. A., Smith, A. D. M. & Smith, K., Jun 2016, In: Cognition. 151, 6, p. 18-27

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Word Meanings Evolve to Selectively Preserve Distinctions on Salient Dimensions

    Silvey, C., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., Jan 2015, In: Cognitive Science. 39, 1, p. 212-226

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Why formal models are useful for evolutionary linguists

    Smith, K., 17 Nov 2011, The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution. Tallerman, M. & Gibson, K. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 581-588 (Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  5. Towards effective and rewarding data sharing.

    Gardner, D., Toga, A. W., Ascoli, G. A., Beatty, J. T., Brinkley, J. F., Dale, A. M., Fox, P. T., Gardner, E. P., George, J. S., Goddard, N., Harris, K. M., Herskovits, E. H., Hines, M. L., Jacobs, G. A., Jacobs, R. E., Jones, E. G., Kennedy, D. N., Kimberg, D. Y., Mazziotta, J. C., Miller, P. L. & 12 others, Mori, S., Mountain, D. C., Reiss, A. L., Rosen, G. D., Rottenberg, D. A., Shepherd, G. M., Smalheiser, N. R., Smith, K. P., Strachan, T., Essen, D. C. V., Williams, R. W. & Wong, S. T. C., 2003, In: Neuroinformatics. 1, 3, p. 289-295 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Toddlers’ eye-movements reflect (un)certainty about their knowledge of a word’s meaning

    Dautriche, I., Goupil, L., Smith, K. & Rabagliati, H., 2018, p. 1.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  7. The role of Gestalt principles in the acquisition of non-adjacent dependencies in linguistic and non-linguistic sequences

    Sturm, J. A. & Smith, K., 2009, Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Taatgen, N. A. & van Rijn, H. (eds.). Austin, TX, p. 183-188

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

  8. The evolution of vocabulary

    Smith, K., 1 May 2004, In: Journal of Theoretical Biology. 228, 1, p. 127-142

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. The emergence of word-internal repetition through iterated learning: Explaining the mismatch between learning biases and language design

    Ota, M., San José, A. & Smith, K., 16 Jan 2021, In: Cognition. 210, 104585.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  10. The effect of communication on category structure

    Thompson, B., Silvey, C., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., May 2014, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference. Cartmill, E., Roberts, S., Lyn, H. & Cornish, H. (eds.). World Scientific Press, p. 537-538

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

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