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Justin Quillinan. A model of the evolution of frequent social communication. In T.C. Scott-Phillips, M. Tamariz, E.A. Cartmill, J.R. Hurford, editors, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EVOLANG 9), pages 518-519. World Scientific, 2012. [bib]

Justin Quillinan, Simon Kirby, and Kenny Smith. Co-evolution of language and social structure through cultural transmission. In Andrew D.M Smith, Marieke Shouwstra, Bart de Boer, and Kenny Smith, editors, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EVOLANG 8), pages 475-476. World Scientific, 2010. [bib]


Previously at the University of Edinburgh I have tutored Simulating Language, Computer Programming for Speech and Language Processing, Linguistics 1, and at Griffith University, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Discrete Mathematics and Logic.


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