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Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. 2002
  2. Natural Selection and Cultural Selection in the Evolution of Communication

    Smith, K., 1 Jan 2002, In: Adaptive Behavior. 10, 1, p. 25-45 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. The cultural evolution of communication in a population of neural networks

    Smith, K., 1 Mar 2002, In: Connection science. 14, 1, p. 65-84 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. 2003
  5. 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

  6. Towards effective and rewarding data sharing.

    Gardner, D., Toga, A. W., Ascoli, G. A., Beatty, J. T., Brinkley, J. F., Dale, A. M., Fox, P. T., Gardner, E. P., George, J. S., Goddard, N., Harris, K. M., Herskovits, E. H., Hines, M. L., Jacobs, G. A., Jacobs, R. E., Jones, E. G., Kennedy, D. N., Kimberg, D. Y., Mazziotta, J. C., Miller, P. L. & 12 others, Mori, S., Mountain, D. C., Reiss, A. L., Rosen, G. D., Rottenberg, D. A., Shepherd, G. M., Smalheiser, N. R., Smith, K. P., Strachan, T., Essen, D. C. V., Williams, R. W. & Wong, S. T. C., 2003, In: Neuroinformatics. 1, 3, p. 289-295 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. Iterated Learning: A Framework for the Emergence of Language

    Smith, K., Kirby, S. & Brighton, H., 1 Oct 2003, In: Artificial Life. 9, 4, p. 371-386 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. Complex systems in language evolution: the cultural emergence of compositional structure

    Smith, K., Brighton, H. & Kirby, S., 1 Dec 2003, In: Advances in complex systems. 06, 04, p. 537-558 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. 2004
  10. 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

  11. The evolution of vocabulary

    Smith, K., 1 May 2004, In: Journal of Theoretical Biology. 228, 1, p. 127-142

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  12. 2005
  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 2006
  16. Cross-situational learning: A mathematical approach

    Smith, K., Smith, A. D. M., Blythe, R. A. & Vogt, P., 2006, SYMBOL GROUNDING AND BEYOND, PROCEEDINGS. Vogt, P., Sugita, Y., Tuci, E. & Nehaniv, C. (eds.). BERLIN: Springer-Verlag GmbH, p. 31-44 14 p.

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

  17. Cultural Evolution of Language

    Smith, K., 2006, Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (Second Edition). Brown, E-CÂÂ. K. (ed.). Oxford: Elsevier, p. 315-322 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  18. 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

  19. 2008
  20. 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

  21. Natural selection for communication favours the cultural evolution of linguistic structure.

    Smith, K. & Kirby, S., 2008, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference. Smith, A. D. M., Smith, K. & Ferrer i Cancho, R. (eds.). Singapore: World Scientific Press, p. 283-290

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

  22. The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference

    Smith, A. (ed.), Smith, K. (ed.) & Ferrer i Cancho, R. (ed.), Feb 2008, Singapore: World Scientific Press. 532 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  23. Is a holistic protolanguage a plausible precursor to language? A test case for a modern evolutionary linguistics

    Smith, K., Apr 2008, In: Interaction Studies. 9, 1, p. 1-17

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  24. 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

  25. The brain plus the cultural transmission mechanism determine the nature of language

    Smith, K., Kirby, S. & Smith, A. D. M., Oct 2008, In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 31, 5, p. 533-+ 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  26. 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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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