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#209348 - 02/01/13 10:38 AM onomastics
Jackie Offline

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The study of proper names or of terms used in a specialized field.

Okay--how is this different from jargon?

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#209350 - 02/01/13 12:34 PM Re: onomastics [Re: Jackie]
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how is this different from jargon?

Onomastics (as its name implies) deals with proper names. Jargon is a specialize vocabulary use in a field. It may include some proper names, but also other non-name words.
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#209351 - 02/01/13 01:26 PM Re: onomastics [Re: zmjezhd]
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#209352 - 02/01/13 02:47 PM Re: onomastics [Re: Jackie]
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#209367 - 02/03/13 02:11 AM Re: onomastics [Re: Jackie]
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Jargon is applied to a technical or esoteric language used by a profession, trade, or cult.

Example: Educationese is the jargon of educational theorists.

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#209371 - 02/03/13 12:22 PM Re: onomastics [Re: mongoose]
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Hey, Mongoose, welcome
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