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Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  2. 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

  3. Is the strength of regularisation behaviour uniform across linguistic levels?

    Saldana, C., Smith, K., Kirby, S. & Culbertson, J., 29 Jul 2017, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Gunzelmann, G., Howes, A., Tenbrink, T. & Davelaar, E. J. (eds.). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, p. 1023-1028

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

  4. 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 conferenceAbstractpeer-review

  5. The cultural evolution of complexity in linguistic structure

    Saldana, C., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., Jun 2016, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11). Roberts, S. (ed.).

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

  6. Is Regularization Uniform across Linguistic Levels? Comparing Learning and Production of Unconditioned Probabilistic Variation in Morphology and Word Order

    Saldana, C., Smith, K., Kirby, S. & Culbertson, J., 19 Feb 2021, In: Language Learning and Development.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  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. Acquiring variation in an artificial language: Children and adults are sensitive to socially conditioned linguistic variation

    Samara, A., Smith, K., Brown, H. & Wonnacott, E., May 2017, In: Cognitive Psychology. 94, p. 85-114

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. From silent gesture to artificial sign languages

    Schouwstra, M., Abramova, K., Motamedi-Mousavi, Y., Smith, K. & Kirby, S., Apr 2014, p. 35-40.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

  10. From natural order to convention in silent gesture

    Schouwstra, M., Smith, K. & Kirby, S., 21 Mar 2016, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11). Roberts, S. G., Cuskley, C., McCrohon, L., Barceló-Coblijn, L., Feher, O. & Verhoef, T. (eds.).

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

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