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The evolution of linguistic complexity

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Conceptual similarity and communicative need shape colexification: an experimental study

Author(s): Karjus, Andres; Blythe, Richard A.; Kirby, Simon; Wang, Tianyu; Smith, Kenny
Published in: Issue 1, 2020
Publisher: arxiv preprint while paper is under review

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

Author(s): M. Ota, A. San Jose, K. Smith
Published in: Cognition, Issue 210, 2021, Page(s) 104585, ISSN 0010-0277
Publisher: Elsevier BV

The emergence of systematic argument distinctions in artificial sign languages

Author(s): Yasamin Motamedi, Kenny Smith, Marieke Schouwstra, Jennifer Culbertson, Simon Kirby
Published in: Journal of Language Evolution, 2021, ISSN 2058-458X
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/jole/lzab002

Investigating the effects of i-complexity and e-complexity on the learnability of morphological systems

Author(s): Johnson, T., Gao, K., Smith, K., Rabagliati, H., & Culbertson, J.
Published in: Journal of Language Modelling, 2021, ISSN 2299-8470
Publisher: Institute of Computer Science
DOI: 10.15398/jlm.v9i1.259

Speakers Align With Their Partner's Overspecification During Interaction

Author(s): J. Loy K. Smith
Published in: Cognitive Science, 2021, ISSN 1551-6709
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1111/cogs.13065

How language learning and language use create linguistic structure

Author(s): K. Smith
Published in: Current Directions in Psychological Science, 2022, ISSN 0963-7214
Publisher: SAGE Publications
DOI: 10.1177/09637214211068127

Effects of Priming and Audience Design on the Explicitness of Referring Expressions: Evidence From a Confederate Priming Paradigm

Author(s): Jia E. Loy, Stephanie J. Bloomfield, Kenny Smith
Published in: Discourse Processes, Issue 57/9, 2020, Page(s) 808-821, ISSN 0163-853X
Publisher: Ablex Pub. Corp
DOI: 10.1080/0163853x.2020.1802192

From partners to populations: A hierarchical Bayesian account of coordination and convention

Author(s): Hawkins, R. D., Franke, M., Frank, M. C., Goldberg, A. E., Smith, K., Griffiths, T. L., & Goodman, N. D.
Published in: Psychological Review, 2022, ISSN 0033-295X
Publisher: American Psychological Association

Social Group Effects on the Emergence of Communicative Conventions and Language Complexity

Author(s): Mark Atkinson, Gregory J Mills, Kenny Smith
Published in: Journal of Language Evolution, Issue 4/1, 2018, Page(s) 1-18, ISSN 2058-458X
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/jole/lzy010

Children’s sensitivity to phonological and semantic cues during noun class learning: evidence for a phonological bias

Author(s): J Culbertson, H Jarvinen, F Haggarty, K Smith
Published in: Language, 2019, ISSN 0097-8507
Publisher: Linguistic Society of America

How Culture and Biology Interact to Shape Language and the Language Faculty

Author(s): Kenny Smith
Published in: Topics in Cognitive Science, 2018, ISSN 1756-8757
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
DOI: 10.1111/tops.12377

The cognitive prerequisites for language: insights from iterated learning

Author(s): Kenny Smith
Published in: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Issue 21, 2018, Page(s) 154-160, ISSN 2352-1546
Publisher: Elsevier Limited
DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2018.05.003

Non-adjacent Dependency Learning in Humans and Other Animals

Author(s): Benjamin Wilson, Michelle Spierings, Andrea Ravignani, Jutta L. Mueller, Toben H. Mintz, Frank Wijnen, Anne van der Kant, Kenny Smith, Arnaud Rey
Published in: Topics in Cognitive Science, 2018, ISSN 1756-8757
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
DOI: 10.1111/tops.12381

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

Author(s): Carmen Saldana, Joël Fagot, Simon Kirby, Kenny Smith, Nicolas Claidière
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Issue 286/1904, 2019, Page(s) 20190729, ISSN 0962-8452
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0729

Asymmetric accommodation during interaction leads to the regularisation of linguistic variants

Author(s): Olga Fehér, Nikolaus Ritt, Kenny Smith
Published in: Journal of Memory and Language, Issue 109, 2019, Page(s) 104036, ISSN 0749-596X
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jml.2019.104036

Conceptual Similarity and Communicative Need Shape Colexification: An Experimental Study

Author(s): Andres Karjus; Andres Karjus; Richard A. Blythe; Simon Kirby; Tianyu Wang; Kenny Smith
Published in: Cognitive Science, 2021, ISSN 1551-6709
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1111/cogs.13035

The Impact of Information Structure on the Emergence of Differential Object Marking: An Experimental Study

Author(s): S. Tal, K. Smith, J. Culbertson, E. Grossman, I. Arnon
Published in: Cognitive Science, 2022, ISSN 1551-6709
Publisher: Wiley

The complexity of a language is shaped by the communicative needs of its users and by the hierarchical nature of their social inferences

Author(s): V. Nedelcu K. Smith
Published in: Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2022
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

Rational After All: Changes in Probability Matching Behaviour Across Time in Humans and Monkeys

Author(s): C. Saldana, N. Claidiere, J. Fagot, K. Smith
Published in: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2020
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

A model of linguistic accommodation leading to language simplification

Author(s): S. Frank and K. Smith
Published in: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2018
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

Do children privilege phonological cues in noun class learning?

Author(s): J. Culbertson, H. Jarvinen, F. Haggarty, K. Smith
Published in: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2018
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

Emerging abstractions: Lexical conventions are shaped by communicative context

Author(s): Robert X.D. Hawkins, Michael Franke, Kenny Smith, Noah D. Goodman
Published in: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2018, Page(s) 463-468
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

Language stability and change in age-dependent networks

Author(s): S. Frank, K. Smith
Published in: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2019
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

Acquiring Agglutinating and Fusional Languages Can Be Similarly Difficult: Evidence from an Adaptive Tracking Study

Author(s): s. Wagner, K. Smith, J. Culbertson
Published in: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2019
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

Assessing Integrative Complexity as a Measure of Morphological Learning

Author(s): T. Johnson, J. Culbertson, H. Rabagliati, K. Smith
Published in: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2019
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

From wugged to wug: Reverse generalisation of stems from novel past tense verbs

Author(s): C. Cuskley, S. Frank, K. Smith
Published in: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2019
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

An experimental study of semantic extension in a novel communication system

Author(s): J. Bowerman K. Smith
Published in: Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2022
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

Influence of partner behaviour on overspecification

Author(s): J. Loy, K. Smith
Published in: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2020
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

Natural population growth can cause language simplification

Author(s): S. Frank K. Smith
Published in: Proceedings of Evolang 2020, 2020
Publisher: Evolang

Learner dynamics in a model of wug inflection: Integrating frequency and phonology

Author(s): S. Frank, K. Smith, C. Cuskley
Published in: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2020
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

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

Author(s): Saldana, Carmen; Fagot, Joël; Kirby, Simon; Smith, Kenny; Claidière, Nicolas
Published in: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2020
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society

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