Simon W Townsend
Simon W Townsend
Associate Professor, University of Warwick & Assistant Professor, University of Zurich
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Chimpanzee alarm call production meets key criteria for intentionality
AM Schel, SW Townsend, Z Machanda, K Zuberbühler, KE Slocombe
PloS one 8 (10), e76674, 2013
Female chimpanzees use copulation calls flexibly to prevent social competition
SW Townsend, T Deschner, K Zuberbühler
PLoS One 3 (6), e2431, 2008
Vocal learning in the functionally referential food grunts of chimpanzees
SK Watson, SW Townsend, AM Schel, C Wilke, EK Wallace, L Cheng, ...
Current Biology 25 (4), 495-499, 2015
Exorcising G rice's ghost: An empirical approach to studying intentional communication in animals
SW Townsend, SE Koski, RW Byrne, KE Slocombe, B Bickel, M Boeckle, ...
Biological Reviews 92 (3), 1427-1433, 2017
Female-led infanticide in wild chimpanzees
SW Townsend, KE Slocombe, ME Thompson, K Zuberbühler
Current Biology 17 (10), R355-R356, 2007
Functionally referential communication in mammals: the past, present and the future
SW Townsend, MB Manser
Ethology 119 (1), 1-11, 2013
Chimpanzee food calls are directed at specific individuals
AM Schel, Z Machanda, SW Townsend, K Zuberbühler, KE Slocombe
Animal behaviour 86 (5), 955-965, 2013
Language evolution: syntax before phonology?
K Collier, B Bickel, CP van Schaik, MB Manser, SW Townsend
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281 (1788), 20140263, 2014
Production of food-associated calls in wild male chimpanzees is dependent on the composition of the audience
KE Slocombe, T Kaller, L Turman, SW Townsend, S Papworth, P Squibbs, ...
Behavioral ecology and sociobiology 64, 1959-1966, 2010
Meaningful call combinations and compositional processing in the southern pied babbler
S Engesser, AR Ridley, SW Townsend
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (21), 5976-5981, 2016
Multimodal communication and language origins: integrating gestures and vocalizations
M Fröhlich, C Sievers, SW Townsend, T Gruber, CP van Schaik
Biological Reviews 94 (5), 1809-1829, 2019
Wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) distinguish between different scream types: evidence from a playback study
KE Slocombe, SW Townsend, K Zuberbühler
Animal cognition 12, 441-449, 2009
The function of nonlinear phenomena in meerkat alarm calls
SW Townsend, MB Manser
Biology Letters 7 (1), 47-49, 2011
Compositionality in animals and humans
SW Townsend, S Engesser, S Stoll, K Zuberbühler, B Bickel
PLoS Biology 16 (8), e2006425, 2018
Experimental evidence for phonemic contrasts in a nonhuman vocal system
S Engesser, JMS Crane, JL Savage, AF Russell, SW Townsend
PLoS biology 13 (6), e1002171, 2015
Combinatoriality in the vocal systems of nonhuman animals
S Engesser, SW Townsend
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science 10 (4), e1493, 2019
Meerkat close calls encode group-specific signatures, but receivers fail to discriminate
SW Townsend, LI Hollén, MB Manser
Animal Behaviour 80 (1), 133-138, 2010
A simple test of vocal individual recognition in wild meerkats
SW Townsend, C Allen, MB Manser
Biology letters 8 (2), 179-182, 2012
All clear? Meerkats attend to contextual information in close calls to coordinate vigilance
SW Townsend, M Zöttl, MB Manser
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65, 1927-1934, 2011
Audience effects in chimpanzee copulation calls
SW Townsend, K Zuberbuhler
Communicative & integrative biology 2 (3), 282-284, 2009
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