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Monica Tamariz

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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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Research Output

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)

  • Replication and Emergence in Cultural Transmission

    Tamariz, M., Oct 2019, In : Physics of Life Reviews. 30, p. 47-71 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

    Activities

    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

    External PhD examiner

    Monica Tamariz (Examiner)
    1 Feb 2017

    Activity: ExaminationExternal Examiner

    Replication and reconstruction in Cultural Transmission

    Monica Tamariz (Speaker)
    5 Apr 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