Edinburgh Research Explorer

Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. 2015
  2. The Spread of (in-)definiteness marking in Early English: reconstructing category emergence in the lab

    Feher, O., Ritt, N., Smith, K. & ten Wolde, P. R., 2015, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics. p. n/a-n/a

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

  3. 2014
  4. Cultural evolution of a systematically structured behaviour in a non-human primate

    Claidiere, N., Smith, K., Kirby, S. & Fagot, J., 22 Dec 2014, In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 281, 1797, p. 1-9 20141541.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. The Spontaneous Formation of Stereotypes via Cumulative Cultural Evolution

    Martin, D., Hutchison, J., Slessor, G., Urquhart, J., Cunningham, S. J. & Smith, K., Sep 2014, In: Psychological Science. 25, 9, p. 1777-1786

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Iterated learning and the evolution of language

    Kirby, S., Griffiths, T. & Smith, K., 22 Jul 2014, In: Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 28C, p. 108-114 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. Experimentally investigating the role of context in the structuring of the linguistic system over cultural evolution

    Winters, J., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 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. 559-560

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

  8. Minimal requirements for the emergence of learned signalling

    Spike, M., Stadler, K., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 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. 521-522

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

  9. Momentum-based language change: A non-adaptive model of directional selection

    Stadler, K., Blythe, R., Smith, K. & Kirby, S., May 2014, The Evolution of Language. Cartmill, E., Roberts, S., Lyn, H. & Cornish, H. (eds.). World Scientific Press, p. 525-526

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

  10. Motivated vs. conventional systematicity: Implications for language learning and the structure of the lexicon

    Nielsen, A., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., May 2014, The Evolution of Language. Cartmill, E., Roberts, S., Lyn, H. & Cornish, H. (eds.). World Scientific Press, p. 497-498

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

  11. Regularization in language evolution: On the joint contribution of domain-specific biases and domain-general frequency learning

    Ferdinand, V., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 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. 435-436

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

  12. 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

  13. Systems emerge: The cultural evolution of interdependent sequential behaviours in the lab

    Kirby, S., Cornish, H. & Smith, K., 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. 463-464

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

  14. The effect of communication on category structure

    Thompson, B., Silvey, C., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 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. 537-538

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

  15. From silent gesture to artificial sign languages

    Schouwstra, M., Abramova, K., Motamedi-Mousavi, Y., Smith, K. & Kirby, S., Apr 2014, p. 35-40.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

  16. Do our modern skulls house stone-age minds?

    Lavelle, J. & Smith, K., 2014, Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone. Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  17. Eliminating Unpredictable Linguistic Variation through Interaction

    Smith, K., Feher, O. & Ritt, N., 2014, Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, p. 1461-1466

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  18. Languages adapt to their contextual niche

    Winters, J., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 2014, In: Language and cognition. 35 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  19. Social influences on the regularization of unpredictable variation

    Feher, O., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 2014, Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, p. 2187-2191

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  20. 2013
  21. Auditory artificial grammar learning in macaque and marmoset monkeys

    Wilson, B., Slater, H., Kikuchi, Y., Milne, A., Marslen-Wilson, W., Smith, K. & Petkov, C., 27 Nov 2013, In: Journal of Neuroscience. 33, 48, p. 18825-18835

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  22. Stochastic Dynamics of Lexicon Learning in an Uncertain and Nonuniform World

    Reisenauer, R., Blythe, R. & Smith, K., 21 Jun 2013, In: Physical Review Letters. 110, 25, 5 p., 258701.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  23. 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