Edinburgh Research Explorer

Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. 2018
  2. Non-adjacent dependency learning in humans and other animals

    Wilson, B., Spierings, M., Ravignani, A., Mueller, J., Mintz, T., Wijnen, F., van der Kant, A., Smith, K. & Rey, A., 8 Sep 2018, In: Topics in Cognitive Science. p. 1-16

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. 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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Contextual predictability shapes signal autonomy

    Winters, J., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., Jul 2018, In: Cognition. 176, p. 15-30 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. The cognitive prerequisites for language: Insights from iterated learning

    Smith, K., Jun 2018, In: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 21, p. 154-160

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Convergent transformation and selection in cultural evolution

    Claidière, N., Amedon, G. K. K., André, J-B., Kirby, S., Smith, K., Sperber, D. & Fagot, J., 3 Jan 2018, In: Evolution and Human Behavior. p. 1-12

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. Is regularisation 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., 2018, (Submitted) In: Language Learning and Development.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. 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

  9. Toddlers’ eye-movements reflect (un)certainty about their knowledge of a word’s meaning

    Dautriche, I., Goupil, L., Smith, K. & Rabagliati, H., 2018, p. 1.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  10. 2017
  11. Context and perceptual salience influence the formation of novel stereotypes via cumulative cultural evolution

    Hutchison, J., Cunningham, S. J., Slessor, G., Urquhart, J., Smith, K. & Martin, D., 2 Nov 2017, In: Cognitive Science. 42, p. 186-212

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  12. How societal stereotypes might form and evolve via cumulative cultural evolution

    Martin, D., Cunningham, S. J., Hutchison, J., Slessor, G. & Smith, K., 11 Sep 2017, In: Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 11, 9, p. 1-13

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  13. Zipf's Law of Abbreviation and the Principle of Least Effort: Language users optimise a miniature lexicon for efficient communication

    Kanwal, J., Smith, K., Culbertson, J. & Kirby, S., Aug 2017, In: Cognition. 165, p. 45-52 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  14. 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

  15. The cultural evolution of complex linguistic constructions in artificial sign languages

    Motamedi-Mousavi, Y., Schouwstra, M., Culbertson, J., Smith, K. & Kirby, S., Jul 2017, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society

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

  16. Psychobiological responses to critically evaluated multitasking

    Wetherell, M., Craw, O., Smith, K. & Smith, M. A., 10 May 2017, In: Neurobiology of Stress. 7, p. 68-73 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  17. 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

  18. Competition between phonology and semantics in noun class learning

    Culbertson, J., Gagliardi, A. & Smith, K., Feb 2017, In: Journal of Memory and Language. 92, p. 343-358

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  19. Language learning, language use, and the evolution of linguistic variation

    Smith, K., Perfors, A., Feher, O., Samara, A., Swoboda, K. & Wonnacott, E., 5 Jan 2017, In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 372, 1711

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  20. Adaptation and coordination in dialogue

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

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  21. Language moves towards abstraction in interaction

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

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  22. 2016
  23. Structural priming in artificial languages and the regularisation of unpredictable variation

    Feher, O., Wonnacott, E. & Smith, K., Dec 2016, In: Journal of Memory and Language. 91, p. 158-180

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review