Edinburgh Research Explorer

Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. 2016
  2. Momentum in language change: A model of self-actuating s-shaped curves

    Stadler, K., Blythe, R., Smith, K. & Kirby, S., 28 Nov 2016, In: Language Dynamics and Change. 6, 2, p. 171-198

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Culture shapes the evolution of cognition

    Thompson, B., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 19 Apr 2016, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113, 16, p. 4530-4535

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Minimal Requirements for the Emergence of Learned Signaling

    Spike, M., Stadler, K., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 14 Mar 2016, In: Cognitive Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. Minimal requirements for the emergence of learned signalling

    Spike, M., Stadler, K., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 14 Mar 2016, In: Cognitive Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  10. Communication without prior learning inhibits the emergence of systematic structure

    Silvey, C., Flaherty, M., Goldin-Meadow, S., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., Mar 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  11. Communicative interaction leads to the elimination of unpredictable variation

    Feher, O., Ritt, N., Wonnacott, E. & Smith, K., 26 Jan 2016, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference.. Roberts, S., Cuskley, C., McCrohon, L., Barcelo-Coblijn, L., Feher, O. & Verhoef, T. (eds.).

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

  12. Compression and communication in the cultural evolution of linguistic structure

    Smith, K., Feher, O. & Kirby, S., 2016, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D. & Truswell, J. C. (eds.). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, p. 41-43 2 p.

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

  13. 2015
  14. Auditory sequence processing reveals evolutionarily conserved regions of frontal cortex in macaques and humans

    Smith, K., 30 Nov 2015, In: Nature Communications. 6, 8901.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  16. 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

  17. The ease and extent of recursive mindreading, across implicit and explicit tasks

    O'Grady, C., Kliesch, C., Smith, K. & Scott-Phillips, T. C., Jul 2015, In: Evolution and Human Behavior. 36, 4, p. 313-322

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Mixed-complexity artificial grammar learning in humans and macaque monkeys: Evaluating learning strategies

    Wilson, B., Smith, K. & Petkov, C., Mar 2015, In: European Journal of Neuroscience. 41, 5, p. 568-578

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  21. Word Meanings Evolve to Selectively Preserve Distinctions on Salient Dimensions

    Silvey, C., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., Jan 2015, In: Cognitive Science. 39, 1, p. 212-226

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  22. Compression and communication in the cultural evolution of linguistic structure

    Kirby, S., Tamariz, M., Cornish, H. & Smith, K., 2015, In: Cognition. 141, p. 87-102

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review