Edinburgh Research Explorer

Kenny Smith

Personal Chair of Evolutionary Linguistics

  1. 2021
  2. The emergence of word-internal repetition through iterated learning: Explaining the mismatch between learning biases and language design

    Ota, M., San José, A. & Smith, K., 16 Jan 2021, In: Cognition. 210, 104585.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. 2020
  4. Knowing how you know: Toddlers reevaluate words learned from an unreliable speaker

    Dautriche, I., Goupil, L., Smith, K. & Rabagliati, H., 25 Nov 2020, (Accepted/In press) In: Open Mind.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. A computational model of the cultural co-evolution of language and mindreading

    Woensdregt, M., Cummins, C. & Smith, K., 2 Oct 2020, In: Synthese.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Simplicity and informativeness in semantic category systems

    Carr, J., Smith, K., Culbertson, J. & Kirby, S., 30 Sep 2020, In: Cognition. 202, 104289.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. Effects of priming and audience design on the explicitness of referring expressions

    Loy, J., Bloomfield, S. & Smith, K., 28 Aug 2020, In: Discourse Processes. 57, 9, p. 808-821 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. Perspective-taking is spontaneous but not automatic

    O'grady, C., Scott-Phillips, T., Lavelle, S. & Smith, K., 28 Jul 2020, In: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. Challenges in detecting evolutionary forces in language change using diachronic corpora

    Karjus, A., Blythe, R., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 7 May 2020, In: Glossa. 5, 1, 25 p., 45.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  10. Quantifying the dynamics of topical fluctuations in language

    Karjus, A., Blythe, R., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., 10 Feb 2020, In: Language Dynamics and Change. 10, 1, p. 86-125

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. 2019
  12. Asymmetric accommodation during interaction leads to the regularisation of linguistic variants

    Fehér, O., Ritt, N. & Smith, K., Dec 2019, In: Journal of Memory and Language. 109, 104036.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  13. Communication increases category structure and alignment only when combined with cultural transmission

    Silvey, C., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., Dec 2019, In: Journal of Memory and Language. 109, 104051.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  14. Evolving artificial sign languages in the lab: From improvised gesture to systematic sign

    Motamedi, Y., Schouwstra, M., Smith, K., Culbertson, J. & Kirby, S., Nov 2019, In: Cognition. 192, p. 103964

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  15. Interaction promotes the adaptation of referential conventions to the communicative context

    Castillo, L., Smith, K. & Branigan, H., Aug 2019, In: Cognitive Science. 43, 8, e12780.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. Cumulative cultural evolution in a non-copying task in children and Guinea baboons

    Saldana, C., Fagot, J., Kirby, S., Smith, K. & Claidière, N., 27 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal: Cognitive Science Society, p. 1001-1007

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

  17. High-fidelity copying is not necessarily the key to cumulative cultural evolution: A study in monkeys and children

    Saldana, C., Fagot, J., Kirby, S., Smith, K. & Claidiere, N., 12 Jun 2019, In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B.. 286, 1904, 20190729.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  18. Children's sensitivity to phonological and semantic cues during noun class learning: Evidence for a phonological bias

    Culbertson, J., Jarvinen, H., Haggarty, F. & Smith, K., Jun 2019, In: Language. 95, 2, p. 268-293

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  19. Compositional hierarchical structure evolves through cultural transmission: An experimental study

    Saldana, C., Kirby, S., Truswell, R. & Smith, K., 28 May 2019, In: Journal of Language Evolution. lzz002.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  20. Illusory correlations and the acquisition of probabilistic linguistic variation

    Saldana, C., Loy, J. & Smith, K., 3 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press).

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractpeer-review

  21. The cognitive roots of regularization in language

    Ferdinand, V., Kirby, S. & Smith, K., Mar 2019, In: Cognition. 184, p. 53-68

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  22. 2018
  23. Adult learning and language simplification

    Atkinson, M., Smith, K. & Kirby, S., Nov 2018, In: Cognitive Science. 42, 8, p. 2818-2854

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  24. Social group effects on the emergence of communicative conventions and language complexity

    Atkinson, M., Mills, G. & Smith, K., 30 Oct 2018, In: Journal of Language Evolution.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 2017
  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. Competition between phonology and semantics in noun class learning

    Culbertson, J., Gagliardi, A. & Smith, K., 28 Feb 2017, In: Journal of Memory and Language. 92, p. 343-358

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  42. 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

  43. Adaptation and coordination in dialogue

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

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  44. Language moves towards abstraction in interaction

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

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  45. 2016
  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 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

  50. Culture shapes the evolution of cognition

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. 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

  54. 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

  55. 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

  56. 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

  57. 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

  58. 2015
  59. 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

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  61. Compression and Communication in the Cultural Evolution of Linguistic Structure

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  62. 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

  63. 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

  64. 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

  65. 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

  66. 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

  67. 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

  68. 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

  69. 2014
  70. 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. n/a 20141541.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  71. 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

  72. 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

  73. 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

  74. 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

  75. 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

  76. 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

  77. 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

  78. 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

  79. 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

  80. 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

  81. 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

  82. 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

  83. 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

  84. 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

  85. 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

  86. 2013
  87. 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

  88. 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

  89. 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

  90. 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)

  91. 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)

  92. 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)

  93. 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)

  94. 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)

  95. 2012
  96. 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

  97. 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)

  98. 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

  99. 2011
  100. 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

  101. 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

  102. 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

  103. 2010
  104. 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

  105. 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

  106. 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

  107. 2009
  108. 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

  109. 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

  110. 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

  111. 2008
  112. 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

  113. 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

  114. 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

  115. 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 (PNAS). 105, 31, p. 10681-10686 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  116. 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

  117. 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

  118. 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

  119. 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

  120. 2006
  121. 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

  122. 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

  123. 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

  124. 2005
  125. 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

  126. 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

  127. 2004
  128. 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

  129. 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

  130. 2003
  131. 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

  132. 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

  133. 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

  134. 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

  135. 2002
  136. 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

  137. 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