Edinburgh Research Explorer

Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. Language development: Evolutionary theories

    Atkinson, M. & Smith, K., 26 Mar 2015, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., p. 319-323 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. 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

  3. Speaker input variability does not explain why larger populations have simpler languages

    Atkinson, M., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 9 Jun 2015, In: PLoS ONE. 10, 6, e0129463.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Sociocultural determiners of linguistic complexity

    Atkinson, M., Smith, K. & Kirby, S., 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. 379-380

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

  5. 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

  6. The Language Phenomenon: Human Communication from Milliseconds to Milennia

    Binder, P. (ed.) & Smith, K. (ed.), 30 Apr 2013, Springer Press. 245 p. (The Frontiers Collection)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  7. Learning Times for Large Lexicons Through Cross-Situational Learning

    Blythe, R. A., Smith, K. & Smith, A. D. M., May 2010, In: Cognitive Science. 34, 4, p. 620-642 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. Word learning under infinite uncertainty

    Blythe, R. A., Smith, A. D. M. & Smith, K., Jun 2016, In: Cognition. 151, 6, p. 18-27

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. Cultural Selection for Learnability: Three hypotheses underlying the view that language adapts to be learnable.

    Brighton, H., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 26 May 2005, Language origins: : Perspectives on evolution . Tallerman, M. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 291-309 18 p. (Studies in the Evolution of Language).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  10. Language as an evolutionary system

    Brighton, H., Smith, K. & Kirby, S., 1 Sep 2005, In: Physics of Life Reviews. 2, 3, p. 177-226 49 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. Situated cognition and the role of multi-agent models in explaining language structure.

    Brighton, H., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 2003, Adaptive Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: Adaptation and Multi-Agent Learning . Alonso, E., Kudenko, D. & Kazakov, D. (eds.). Springer-Verlag GmbH, Vol. 2636. p. 88-109 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  12. Cultural evolution and the perpetuation of arbitrary communicative conventions in experimental microsocieties.

    Caldwell, C. & Smith, K., 23 Aug 2012, In: PLoS ONE. 7, 8, p. e43807

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  13. The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference

    Cangelosi, A. (ed.), Smith, A. (ed.) & Smith, K. (ed.), Mar 2006, Singapore: World Scientific Press. 476 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  14. The cultural evolution of structured languages in an open-ended, continuous world

    Carr, J., Smith, K., Cornish, H. & Kirby, S., 7 Apr 2016, In: Cognitive Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  15. 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

  16. Adaptation and coordination in dialogue

    Castillo, L., Smith, K. & Branigan, H., 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  17. Establishing conventions in a cooperative game: Context matters.

    Castillo, L., Branigan, H. & Smith, K., Sep 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  18. Context influence vs. efficiency in establishing conventions: Communities do it better.

    Castillo, L., Branigan, H. & Smith, K., Aug 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  19. Sticky Labels: Formulation vs Reconceptualisation Effort in the Use of Referential Precedents

    Castillo, L., Smith, K. & Branigan, H., 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  20. Language moves towards abstraction in interaction

    Castillo, L., Branigan, H. & Smith, K., 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

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