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Publications

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

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