Edinburgh Research Explorer

Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. 2021
  2. 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

  3. 2020
  4. Knowing how you know: Toddlers reevaluate words learned from an unreliable speaker

    Dautriche, I., Goupil, L., Smith, K. & Rabagliati, H., 25 Nov 2020, (Accepted/In press) In: Open Mind.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. A computational model of the cultural co-evolution of language and mindreading

    Woensdregt, M., Cummins, C. & Smith, K., 2 Oct 2020, In: Synthese.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Simplicity and informativeness in semantic category systems

    Carr, J., Smith, K., Culbertson, J. & Kirby, S., 30 Sep 2020, In: Cognition. 202, 104289.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. Effects of priming and audience design on the explicitness of referring expressions

    Loy, J., Bloomfield, S. & Smith, K., 28 Aug 2020, In: Discourse Processes. 57, 9, p. 808-821 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. Perspective-taking is spontaneous but not automatic

    O'grady, C., Scott-Phillips, T., Lavelle, S. & Smith, K., 28 Jul 2020, In: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  10. 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

  11. 2019
  12. Asymmetric accommodation during interaction leads to the regularisation of linguistic variants

    Fehér, O., Ritt, N. & Smith, K., Dec 2019, In: Journal of Memory and Language. 109, 104036.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  13. 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

  14. 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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  15. Interaction promotes the adaptation of referential conventions to the communicative context

    Castillo, L., Smith, K. & Branigan, H., Aug 2019, In: Cognitive Science. 43, 8, e12780.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Children's sensitivity to phonological and semantic cues during noun class learning: Evidence for a phonological bias

    Culbertson, J., Jarvinen, H., Haggarty, F. & Smith, K., Jun 2019, In: Language. 95, 2, p. 268-293

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. The cognitive roots of regularization in language

    Ferdinand, V., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., Mar 2019, In: Cognition. 184, p. 53-68

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  22. 2018
  23. Adult learning and language simplification

    Atkinson, M., Smith, K. & Kirby, S., Nov 2018, In: Cognitive Science. 42, 8, p. 2818-2854

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  24. Social group effects on the emergence of communicative conventions and language complexity

    Atkinson, M., Mills, G. & Smith, K., 30 Oct 2018, In: Journal of Language Evolution.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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