See also: contact language

Trading Zone

Peter Galisons’ notion of the trading zone: sites where representatives of multiple disciplines come together to work and establish contact languages for purposes of collaboration

Boundary Object

Susain Leigh Star and James Griesemer’s boundary objects: objects which both inhabit several intersecting social worlds and satisfy the informational requirements of each (e.g. maps, diagrams, standardized forms, notation, etc.)


Source: Ecotone, Wikipedia

An ecotone is a transition area between two biological communities, where two communities meet and integrate. It may be narrow or wide, and it may be local (the zone between a field and forest) or regional (the transition between forest and grassland ecosystems)