Personal profile

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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Cultural Evolution Medicine & Life Sciences
Linguistics Medicine & Life Sciences
language Social Sciences
evolution Social Sciences
structure Social Sciences
Learning Medicine & Life Sciences
Communication Medicine & Life Sciences
learning Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2001 2017

Experimental Studies on the Cultural Evolution of Language

Tamariz, M. Jan 2017 In : Annual Review of Linguistics. 3, p. 389-407 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cultural Evolution
Compressibility
Linguistics
Communication
language

Iterated Teaching Can Optimize Language Functionality

Kempe, V., Cichon, K., Gauvrit, N. & Tamariz, M. 26 Jul 2017 Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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

Open Access
File
Teaching
language
teaching
Learning
learning

The interactive origin of iconicity

Tamariz, M., Roberts, S., Martinez, I. & Santiago de Torres, J. 15 May 2017 In : Cognitive Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

playing
Cultural Evolution
language
learning
Learning
File
bilingual education
foreign language
consequences
school
learning performance

Cultural Evolution Across Domains: Language, Technology and Art

Tamariz, M., Kirby, S. & Carr, J. W. Aug 2016 Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Papafragou , A., Grodner , D., Mirman , D. & Trueswell , J. (eds.). Cognitive Science Society, p. 2765-2770 6 p.

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

Open Access
File
Language Arts
Cultural Evolution
Art
art
Technology

Activities 2014 2017

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 2 Editorial activity
  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 External Examiner

Biased and Unbiased Transmission in Language Evolution

Tamariz, M. (Keynote speaker)
21 Sep 2017

Activity: Invited talk

External PhD examiner

Tamariz, M. (Examiner)
1 Feb 2017

Activity: External Examiner

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

Tamariz, M. (Speaker)
30 Sep 2017

Activity: Participation in conference