Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 13:51:20 -0400 From: Ron Butters Subject: Re: Damned if you do, damned if you don't Allan writes: >If a linguist doing fieldwork in >another language were to express >anger at the ritual greetings used >in that language, we would be >shocked at such unprofessional >behavior. However, using oneself as an informant--and dispassionately examining one's own irritation at theritual language of one's own culture--is good scientific procedure, n'est-ce pas?