Language that is specific to a discipline or other in-group. Often jargon arises organically, and its original intention is to streamline communication between members of a group. It can also offer members of the in-group a sense of belonging; however, an overreliance on jargon can alienate newcomers. When facilitating discussions or editing text, be sure to define the first instance of jargon.

Citation: Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement. (2021) CSCCE Glossary: Inclusive Language in Community Building. Woodley, Pratt, Bakker, Bertipaglia, Dow, El Zein, Kuwana, Lower, Roca, and Santistevan doi: 10.5281/zenodo.5718783

Categories: Inclusive language
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