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Publications

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

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
DOI: 10.1080/0163853x.2020.1802192

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
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

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
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
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
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
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
DOI: 10.1016/j.jml.2019.104036

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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