Edinburgh Research Explorer

Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. Quantifying the dynamics of topical fluctuations in language

    Karjus, A., Blythe, R., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 10 Feb 2020, In: Language Dynamics and Change. 10, 1, p. 86-125

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

    Karjus, A., Blythe, R., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 7 May 2020, In: Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics. 5, 1, 25 p., 45.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Systems emerge: The cultural evolution of interdependent sequential behaviours in the lab

    Kirby, S., Cornish, H. & 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. 463-464

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

  4. 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

  5. Iterated learning and the evolution of language

    Kirby, S., Griffiths, T. & Smith, K., 22 Jul 2014, In: Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 28C, p. 108-114 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Cumulative cultural evolution in the laboratory: An experimental approach to the origins of structure in human language

    Kirby, S., Cornish, H. & Smith, K., Aug 2008, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 105, 31, p. 10681-10686 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. From UG to Universals: Linguistic adaptation through iterated learning

    Kirby, S., Smith, K. & Brighton, H., 1 Jan 2004, In: Studies in Language. 28, 3, p. 587-607 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. Language, learning and cultural evolution: How Linguistic transmission leads to cumulative adaptation

    Kirby, S., Smith, K. & Cornish, H., 2008, Language in Flux: Dialogue Coordination, Language Variation, Change and Evolution. Cooper, R. & Kempson, R. (eds.). London: College Publications, p. 81-108

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  9. Do our modern skulls house stone-age minds?

    Lavelle, J. & Smith, K., 2014, Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone. Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  10. Effects of priming and audience design on the explicitness of referring expressions: Evidence from a confederate priming paradigm

    Loy, J., Bloomfield, S. & Smith, K., 28 Aug 2020, In: Discourse Processes. 57, 9, p. 808-821 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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