academese

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From academe +‎ -ese (language of)

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academese (uncountable)

  1. (derogatory) A formal or artificial form of communicating prevalent in institutes of higher education.
    Coordinate term: journalese
    • 2002, Lory Janelle Dance, Tough Fronts: The Impact of Street Culture on Schooling, Psychology Press (→ISBN), page 51:
      Sometimes during intellectual conversation, I would switch from academese to my native black English vernacular. I would utter observations replete with black linguistic idioms and colloquialisms.
    • 2016, Anastacia Kurylo, Tatyana Dumova, Social Networking: Redefining Communication in the Digital Age, Rowman & Littlefield (→ISBN), page 76:
      One way this is communicated is through language use wherein the language of the researcher is often verbose and philosophically or methodologically inaccessible to the nonacademic, also known as academese []

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