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Introduction: the Meaning of ‘Jargon’ and of ‘the Professions’

  • Kenneth Hudson

Abstract

Technical language is not, in itself, jargon, and it is not a criminal or moral offence to write or speak in a way which is not immediately understood by the man in the street. Every profession necessarily has its own terminology, without which its members cannot think or express themselves. To deprive them of such words would be to condemn them to inactivity. If one wished to kill a profession, to remove its cohesion and its strength, the most effective way would be to forbid the use of its characteristic language.

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Impersonal Pronoun Chief Justice Moral Offence Lionel Trilling 
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© Kenneth Hudson 1978

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