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Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

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  2. Cultural evolution of a systematically structured behaviour in a non-human primate

    Claidiere, N., Smith, K., Kirby, S. & Fagot, J., 22 Dec 2014, In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 281, 1797, p. 1-9 20141541.

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  3. Cultural evolution: implications for understanding the human language faculty and its evolution

    Smith, K. & Kirby, S., 12 Nov 2008, In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 363, 1509, p. 3591-3603 13 p.

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  4. Culture shapes the evolution of cognition

    Thompson, B., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 19 Apr 2016, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113, 16, p. 4530-4535

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. Eliminating unpredictable variation through iterated learning

    Smith, K. & Wonnacott, E., Sep 2010, In: Cognition. 116, 3, p. 444-449 6 p.

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  8. 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

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. How culture and biology interact to shape language and the language faculty

    Smith, K., 4 Sep 2018, In: Topics in Cognitive Science. p. 1-23

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