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Research interests

I am interested in the cultural evolution of language, in particular, I investigate the contribution of social and cultural processes (transmission, communication) on the emergence of linguistic structure. I use transmission chain experiments and computer simulations.  I am also interested in cultural-evolutionary explanations of other human communication systems, for instance the system used by Argentine tango dancers, and of other cultural domains, such as technology or art.

Keywords

  • BF Psychology
  • cultural evolution; language evolution; cultural transmission

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language Social Sciences
Linguistics Engineering & Materials Science
learning Social Sciences
linguistics Social Sciences
Adaptive systems Engineering & Materials Science
language change Social Sciences
cognition Social Sciences
bilingual education Social Sciences

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Research Output 2001 2019

A Comparative Evolutionary Approach to the Origins and Evolution of Cognition and of Language

Tamariz, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Handbook of Historical Linguistics. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, Vol. 2.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

cognition
language
cognitive ability
social learning
imitation

Replication and Emergence in Cultural Transmission

Tamariz, M., 11 Apr 2019, In : Physics of Life Reviews.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

continuity
Values

Simplicity biases operate at item and system level. An iterated learning study

Papa, A., Stadje, M., Kirby, S. & Tamariz, M., 17 Apr 2018, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Cuskley, C., Flaherty, M., Little, H., McCrohon, L., Ravignani, A. & Verhoef, T. (eds.). Nicolaus Copernicus University , 29

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

The cultural evolution of communicative conventions: interactions between population connectivity dynamics and cognitive biases

Segovia Martin, J. & Tamariz, M., 16 Apr 2018, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Cuskley, C., Flaherty, M., Little, H., McCrohon, L., Ravignani, A. & Verhoef, T. (eds.). 46

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

The role of teaching in iterated language transmission

Kempe, V., Cichon, K., Tamariz, M. & Gauvrit, N., 16 Apr 2018, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Cuskley, C., Flaherty, M., Little, H., McCrohon, L., Ravignani, A. & Verhoef, T. (eds.). 27

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

Activities 2014 2018

Santa Fe Institute workshop on cumulative culture

Monica Tamariz (Invited speaker)
28 May 20181 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Replication and reconstruction in Cultural Transmission

Monica Tamariz (Speaker)
5 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

What can cultural evolutionary theory tell us about the mechanisms of language change?

Monica Tamariz (Speaker)
11 Oct 201713 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Inaugural Conference of the Cultural Evolution Society in Jena, Germany,

Monica Tamariz (Speaker)
30 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Biased and Unbiased Transmission in Language Evolution

Monica Tamariz (Keynote speaker)
21 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk