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An "Audience Effect" for Ecological Terminology: Use and Misuse of Jargon
Dean C. Adams, Mario S. Di Bitetti, Charles H. Janson, Lawrence B. Slobodkin and Nicole Valenzuela
Vol. 80, No. 3 (Dec., 1997), pp. 632-636
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3546641
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We shall demonstrate from examination of vocabulary in several different ecological journals that the terms used by ecologists are in part dictated by the expected audience. The same terms were used in different ways in these different journals. Such linguistic differences could cause serious ambiguity.
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