Edinburgh Research Explorer

Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. 2008
  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 2006
  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 2005
  12. 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

  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. 2004
  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 2003
  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 2002
  23. 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

  24. 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

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