Well written, Caylie. I did a few courses on Language and Linguistics many years ago. Reading your article made me remember some of the terms you mentioned here.
I have had such experiences as well particularly when interviewing a culturally diverse population. The usage of words and the way they perceive phrases we use as researchers are an integral component to consider. Curious to know your thoughts on conducting research on a group of people who don't share your cultural background or language.