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Eavesdropping on the Emperor: Interrogators and Codebreakers in Britain's War With Japan

Peter Kornicki

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197602805
eISBN:
9780197610916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197602805.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Unlike the USA and Australia, Britain did nothing to prepare linguistically for war with Japan, so from December 1941 desperate measures were taken to train men and women in a hurry in a variety of ... More


Trade-Offs and Costs in Signalling

Martin Stevens

in Sensory Ecology, Behaviour, and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199601776
eISBN:
9780191774782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601776.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explains how signalling and communication carry significant costs and trade-offs. It discusses how signals often require substantial energetic and physiological investment; how signals ... More


Eavesdropper, Ventriloquist, Signalman

in Theater of the Mind: Imagination, Aesthetics, and American Radio Drama

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226853505
eISBN:
9780226853529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226853529.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter offers readings of radio plays concerning three archetypal characters that each pull the aesthetic framework of wartime radio until it begins to fray: The ventriloquist, the ... More


Really Random

Jeffrey Bub

in Bananaworld: Quantum Mechanics for Primates

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718536
eISBN:
9780191819643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718536.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter shows that the taste of a Popescu–Rohrlich banana for a particular peeling is intrinsically random with respect to the preparation of the pair, in the sense that the tastes are ... More


Quantum Secrets

Jeffrey Bub

in Bananaworld: Quantum Mechanics for Primates

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718536
eISBN:
9780191819643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718536.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Classical physics cannot guarantee the security of a procedure for distributing a cryptographic key between two parties. In a quantum world, any attempt by Eve to eavesdrop on communications between ... More


Discourse Contextualism I: Epistemic Modals in Discourse

Alex Silk

in Discourse Contextualism: A Framework for Contextualist Semantics and Pragmatics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198783923
eISBN:
9780191826573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783923.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The third chapter develops a Discourse Contextualist account of discourse dynamics with epistemic modals. It is shown how distinctive discourse properties of epistemic modals can be derived from a ... More


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