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

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Research Output 2001 2018

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

Papa, A., Stadje, M., Kirby, S. & Tamariz, M., 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.). 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., 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., 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

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

Experimental Study
Evolution of Language
Cultural Evolution
Language
Interaction

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
functionality
Teaching
language
expert
learning

Activities 2014 2018

Santa Fe Institute workshop on cumulative culture

Tamariz, M. (Invited speaker)
28 May 20181 Jun 2018

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

Cultural Evolutionary Dynamics in Language

Tamariz, M. (Speaker)
6 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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

Tamariz, M. (Speaker)
30 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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

Tamariz, M. (Speaker)
11 Oct 201713 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

External PhD examiner

Tamariz, M. (Examiner)
1 Feb 2017

Activity: ExaminationExternal Examiner