The deep structure of obscene language
This paper describes a school-based qualitative research project at a high school in suburban northern Virginia. The paper concerns how the authors studied obscene language with students as partners and what the group began to learn from the experience, particularly about the students` perspectives. Seven predicaments are described in terms of the authors` conception of the deep structure of obscene language. This narrative account engages with moral and epistemological issues inherent in an action-oriented, team approach to systematic inquiry.