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Research interests

I’m an evolutionary linguist. I use a range of quantitative methods and approaches to understand how languages emerged and how they change. I’m interested in how languages adapt to individual cognition, interaction and their wider ecology. I’m currently working on new statistical techniques to discover causal links in cross-cultural observational databases.

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Research Output

  • 21 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 5 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 2 Chapter in a book
  • 2 Comment/debate (Academic Journal)

CHIELD: The causal hypotheses in Evolutionary Linguistics Database

Roberts, S. G., Sheard, C., Opie, C., Passmore, S., Jordan, F. & al., E., 16 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Language Evolution. 5, 1, lzaa001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Multimodality and the origin of a novel communication system in face-to-face interaction

    Macuch Silva, V., Holler, J., Özyürek, A. & Roberts, S. G., 15 Jan 2020, In : Royal Society Open Science. 7, 1, 25 p., 182056.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 66 Downloads (Pure)

    Cognitive influences in language evolution: Psycholinguistic predictors of loan word borrowing

    Monaghan, P. & Roberts, S., 1 May 2019, In : Cognition. 186, p. 147-158 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    40 Downloads (Pure)