Edinburgh Research Explorer

Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  2. Communication without prior learning inhibits the emergence of systematic structure

    Silvey, C., Flaherty, M., Goldin-Meadow, S., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., Mar 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  3. Communicative interaction leads to the elimination of unpredictable variation

    Feher, O., Ritt, N., Wonnacott, E. & Smith, K., 26 Jan 2016, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference.. Roberts, S., Cuskley, C., McCrohon, L., Barcelo-Coblijn, L., Feher, O. & Verhoef, T. (eds.).

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

  4. Competition between phonology and semantics in noun class learning

    Culbertson, J., Gagliardi, A. & Smith, K., Feb 2017, In: Journal of Memory and Language. 92, p. 343-358

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. Complex systems in language evolution: the cultural emergence of compositional structure

    Smith, K., Brighton, H. & Kirby, S., 1 Dec 2003, In: Advances in complex systems. 06, 04, p. 537-558 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  7. Compositionality and linguistic evolution

    Smith, K. & Kirby, S., Feb 2012, Oxford Handbook of Compositionality. Werning, M., Hinzen, W. & Machery, E. (eds.). Oxford University Press

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

  8. Compression and communication in the cultural evolution of linguistic structure

    Kirby, S., Tamariz, M., Cornish, H. & Smith, K., 2015, In: Cognition. 141, p. 87-102

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. Compression and communication in the cultural evolution of linguistic structure

    Smith, K., Feher, O. & Kirby, S., 2016, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D. & Truswell, J. C. (eds.). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, p. 41-43 2 p.

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

  10. Context and perceptual salience influence the formation of novel stereotypes via cumulative cultural evolution

    Hutchison, J., Cunningham, S. J., Slessor, G., Urquhart, J., Smith, K. & Martin, D., 2 Nov 2017, In: Cognitive Science. 42, p. 186-212

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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