Edinburgh Research Explorer

Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. 2013
  2. Communication Leads to the Emergence of Sub-optimal Category Structures

    Silvey, C., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 2013, Proceedings of Cogsci 2013. p. 1312-1317

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

  3. Learning, Feedback and Information in Self-Organizing Communication Systems

    Spike, M., Stadler, K., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 2013, Proceedings of Cogsci 2013. p. 3442-3447

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

  4. Linguistic structure is an evolutionary trade-off between simplicity and expressivity

    Smith, K., Tamariz, M. & Kirby, S., 2013, Proceedings of Cogsci 2013. p. 1348-1353

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

  5. Regularization behavior in a non-linguistic domain

    Ferdinand, V., Thompson, B., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 2013, Proceedings of Cogsci 2013. p. 436-441

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

  6. Systems from Sequences: an Iterated Learning Account of the Emergence of Systematic Structure in a Non-Linguistic Task

    Cornish, H., Smith, K. & Kirby, S., 2013, Proceedings of Cogsci 2013. p. 340-345

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

  7. 2012
  8. 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

  9. Compositionality and linguistic evolution

    Smith, K. & Kirby, S., Feb 2012, Oxford Handbook of Compositionality. Werning, M., Hinzen, W. & Machery, E. (eds.). Oxford University Press

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

  10. Investigating the mechanisms of cultural acquisition: How pervasive is overimitation in adults?

    Flynn, E. & Smith, K., 2012, In: Social Psychology. 43, 4, p. 185-195 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. 2011
  12. Why formal models are useful for evolutionary linguists

    Smith, K., 17 Nov 2011, The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution. Tallerman, M. & Gibson, K. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 581-588 (Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  13. Cross-Situational Learning: An Experimental Study of Word-Learning Mechanisms

    Smith, K., Smith, A. D. M. & Blythe, R. A., Apr 2011, In: Cognitive Science. 35, 3, p. 480-498 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  14. Learning bias, cultural evolution of language, and the biological evolution of the language faculty

    Smith, K., 2011, In: Human Biology. 83, 2, p. 261-78 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  15. 2010
  16. Eliminating unpredictable variation through iterated learning

    Smith, K. & Wonnacott, E., Sep 2010, In: Cognition. 116, 3, p. 444-449 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  17. 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

  18. The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference

    Smith, A. (ed.), Schouwstra, M. (ed.), de Boer, B. (ed.) & Smith, K. (ed.), Mar 2010, Singapore: World Scientific Press. 552 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  19. 2009
  20. Iterated learning in populations of Bayesian agents

    Smith, K., 2009, Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society . Taatgen, N. A. & van Rijn, H. (eds.). Austin, TX, p. 697-702

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

  21. Reconsidering human cross-situational learning capacities: A revision to Yu & Smith's (2007) experimental paradigm.

    Smith, K., Smith, A. & Blythe, R., 2009, Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society . Taatgen, N. A. & van Rijn, H. (eds.). Austin, TX, p. 2711-2716

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

  22. The role of Gestalt principles in the acquisition of non-adjacent dependencies in linguistic and non-linguistic sequences

    Sturm, J. A. & Smith, K., 2009, Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Taatgen, N. A. & van Rijn, H. (eds.). Austin, TX, p. 183-188

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

  23. 2008
  24. 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

  25. Introduction. Cultural transmission and the evolution of human behaviour

    Smith, K., Kalish, M. L., Griffiths, T. L. & Lewandowsky, S., 12 Nov 2008, In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 363, 1509, p. 3469-3476 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  26. 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