Dr Sean G Roberts, MA (Edin.), MSc (Edin.), PhD (Edin.)

  • BS8 1UU

20122020

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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)
2020

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)

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2019

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)

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2 Citations (Scopus)
33 Downloads (Pure)

Double-blind reviewing and gender biases at EvoLang conferences: an update

Cuskley, C., Roberts, S. G., Politzer-Ahles, S. & Verhoef, T., 12 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Language Evolution. 8 p., lzz007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

1 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring the history of pronouns in South America with computer-assisted methods

Rojas-Berscia, L. M. & Roberts, S., 11 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Language Evolution. 4, 3, 21 p., lzz006.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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2018

Chield: causal hypotheses in evolutionary linguistics database

Roberts, S., 30 Jan 2018, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference (EVOLANGXII). Cuskley, C., Flaherty, M., Little, H., McCrohon, L., Ravignani, A. & Verhoef, T. (eds.). EVOLANG, 7

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

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180 Downloads (Pure)

Differential coding of perception in the world’s languages

Majid, A., Roberts, S., Cilissen, L., Emmorey, K., Nicodemus, B., O'Grady, L., Woll, B., LeLan, B., de Sousa, H., Cansler, B. L., Shayan, S., de Vos, C., Senft, G., Enfield, N. J., Razak, R., Fedden, S., Tufvesson, S., Dingemanse, M., Ozturk, O., Brown, P. & 6 others, Hill, C., Le Guen, O., Hirtzel, V., van Gijn, R., Sicoli, M. & Levinson, S. C., 6 Nov 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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Innovation, selection and the emergence of transparent signals in interaction

Roberts, S., Micklos, A., Sulik, J. & Little, H., 30 Jan 2018, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference (EVOLANGXII). Cuskley, C., Flaherty, M., Little, H., McCrohon, L., Ravignani, A. & Verhoef, T. (eds.). EvoLang Scientific Committee, 15

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

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122 Downloads (Pure)

Interactive sequences modulate the selection of expressive forms in cross-signing

Byun, K-S., Roberts, S., de Vos, C., Zeshan, U. & Levinson, S. C., 30 Jan 2018, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference (EVOLANGXII). EvoLang Scientific Committee, p. 67-69 3 p. 35

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

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199 Downloads (Pure)

Quantifying Semantic Similarity Across Languages

Thompson, B., Roberts, S. G. & Lupyan, G., 28 Jul 2018, Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society : CogSci 2018. Cognitive Science Society, p. 2554–2559 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

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12 Downloads (Pure)

Robust, Causal, and Incremental Approaches to Investigating Linguistic Adaptation

Roberts, S., 21 Feb 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 21 p., 166.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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245 Downloads (Pure)

The Interactive Origin of Iconicity

Tamariz, M., Roberts, S. G., Martínez, J. I. & Santiago, J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Cognitive Science. 42, 1, p. 334-349 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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7 Citations (Scopus)
154 Downloads (Pure)
2017

A case for systematic sound symbolism in pragmatics: Universals in wh-words

Slonimska, A. & Roberts, S., Jul 2017, In : Journal of Pragmatics. 116, p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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Beyond binary dependencies in language structure

Blasi, D. & Roberts, S., 17 May 2017, Dependencies in language: On the causal ontology of linguistic systems. Enfield, N. (ed.). Language Sciences Press, p. 117-128 12 p. (Studies in Diversity Linguistics; vol. 14).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

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Conversation, cognition and cultural evolution: a model of the cultural evolution of word order through pressures imposed from turn taking in conversation

Roberts, S. & Levinson, S. C., Dec 2017, In : Interaction Studies. 18, 3, p. 404–431 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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Why are some languages confused for others? Investigating data from the Great Language Game

Skirgård, H., Roberts, S. & Yencken, L., 5 Apr 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 4, 35 p., e0165934.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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295 Downloads (Pure)
2016

Double-blind reviewing at EvoLang 11 reveals gender bias

Roberts, S. & Verhoef, T., Jul 2016, In : Journal of Language Evolution. 1, 2, p. 163-167 5 p., lzw009.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

12 Downloads (Pure)

Language evolution and climate: The case of desiccation and tone

Everett, C., Blasi, D. & Roberts, S., 2016, In : Journal of Language Evolution. 1, 1, p. 33-46

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Response: Climate and language: has the discourse shifted?

Everett, C., Blasi, D. & Roberts, S., 2016, In : Journal of Language Evolution. 1, 1, p. 83-87

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate (Academic Journal)

The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11)

Roberts, S., Cuskley, C., McCrohon, L., Barceló-Coblijn, L., Feher, O. & Verhoef, T., 2016, EvoLang Scientific Committee. 603 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

Open Access
2015

Climate, vocal folds, and tonal languages: Connecting the physiological and geographic dots

Everett, C., Blasi, D. & Roberts, S., 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 5, p. 1322-1327

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

50 Citations (Scopus)

Commentary: large-scale psychological differences within China explained by rice vs. wheat agriculture

Roberts, S., 7 Jul 2015, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 6, 4 p., 950.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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Correlational Studies in Typological and Historical Linguistics

Robert Ladd, D., Roberts, S. G. & Dediu, D., 14 Jan 2015, In : Annual Review of Linguistics. 1, 1, p. 221-241 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

24 Citations (Scopus)

Future tense and economic decisions: Controlling for cultural evolution

Roberts, S. G., Winters, J. & Chen, K., 17 Jul 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 7, e0132145.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

20 Citations (Scopus)

The effects of processing and sequence organization on the timing of turn taking: A corpus study

Roberts, S. G., Torreira, F. & Levinson, S. C., 2015, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 6, MAY, 509.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

23 Citations (Scopus)

Universal principles in the repair of communication problems

Dingemanse, M., Roberts, S. G., Baranova, J., Blythe, J., Drew, P., Floyd, S., Gisladottir, R. S., Kendrick, K. H., Levinson, S. C., Manrique, E., Rossi, G. & Enfield, N. J., 16 Sep 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 9, e0136100.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

61 Citations (Scopus)
2014

Monolingual Biases in Simulations of Cultural Transmission

Roberts, S., 2014, Perspectives on Culture and Agent-based Simulations. Dignum, V. & Dignum, F. (eds.). Springer Vienna, p. 111 125 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2013

A robustness approach to theory building: A case study of language evolution

Roberts, S., Irvine, E. & Kirby, S., 17 Jul 2013, Cooperative Minds: Social Interaction and Group Dynamics: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013). Knauff, M., Pauen, M., Sebanz, N. & Wachsmuth, I. (eds.). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, p. 2614-2619 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

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Linguistic Diversity and Traffic Accidents: Lessons from Statistical Studies of Cultural Traits

Roberts, S. G. & Winters, J., 14 Aug 2013, In : PLoS ONE. 8, 8, e70902.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

49 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Social structure and language structure: The new nomothetic approach

Roberts, S. & Winters, J., 2012, In : Psychology of Language and Communication. 16, 2, p. 89-112 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

17 Citations (Scopus)