Gareth Roberts, PhD

Affiliations: 
2014- Linguistics University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States 
Area:
Language evolution, language change, language variation, cultural evolution, experimental semiotics, social interaction
Website:
http://www.drgarethroberts.com/
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Parents

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April McMahon grad student 2006-2010 Edinburgh
Andrew Smith grad student 2006-2010 Edinburgh
Christine Caldwell post-doc 2010-2011 University of Stirling
Bruno Galantucci post-doc 2011-2014

Children

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Ollie Sayeed grad student 2017- Penn
Rafael Ventura post-doc 2020- Penn

Collaborators

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Robin Clark collaborator (Neurotree)
Masha Fedzechkina collaborator University of Arizona
Bruno Galantucci collaborator
Simon Garrod collaborator
Wei Lai collaborator Penn
Benjamin Langstein collaborator Yeshiva University
Jirka Lewandowski collaborator Universität Osnabrück
Péter Rácz collaborator
Betsy Sneller collaborator
Jon Stevens collaborator (Neurotree)
Lacey Wade collaborator Penn
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Roberts G, Clark R. (2023) The emergence of phonological dispersion through interaction: an exploratory secondary analysis of a communicative game. Frontiers in Psychology. 14: 1130837
Ventura R, Plotkin JB, Roberts G. (2022) Drift as a Driver of Language Change: An Artificial Language Experiment. Cognitive Science. 46: e13197
Lai W, Rácz P, Roberts G. (2020) Experience With a Linguistic Variant Affects the Acquisition of Its Sociolinguistic Meaning: An Alien-Language-Learning Experiment. Cognitive Science. 44: e12832
Wade L, Roberts G. (2020) Linguistic Convergence to Observed Versus Expected Behavior in an Alien-Language Map Task. Cognitive Science. 44: e12829
Stevens JS, Roberts G. (2019) Noise, Economy, and the Emergence of Information Structure in a Laboratory Language. Cognitive Science. 43: e12717
Galantucci B, Roberts G, Langstein B. (2018) Content deafness: When coherent talk just doesn't matter Language & Communication. 61: 29-34
Sneller B, Roberts G. (2017) Why some behaviors spread while others don't: A laboratory simulation of dialect contact. Cognition. 170: 298-311
Roberts G, Galantucci B. (2016) Investigating Meaning in Experimental Semiotics Psychology of Language and Communication. 20: 130-153
Roberts G, Langstein B, Galantucci B. (2016) (In)sensitivity to incoherence in human communication Language and Communication. 47: 15-22
Roberts G, Lewandowski J, Galantucci B. (2015) How communication changes when we cannot mime the world: Experimental evidence for the effect of iconicity on combinatoriality. Cognition. 141: 52-66
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