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Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

An aspect of communication, which can occur when the receiver obtains information about the signaller, against the interests of the signaller. For example, the courtship display of a male...

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optimality theory

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Biological Sciences.

The theory that behavioural strategies involve decisions which tend to maximize the efficiency of that behaviour.


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SKIPWITH, Patrick Alexander d’Estoteville (<i>born</i> 1938), consultant editor and translator (trading as Traduscience), since 2003

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Arts and Humanities; Linguistics; Natural History; Earth Sciences and Geography; History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Media Studies; Television. 215 words.

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