For undergraduate students Undergraduate students will need to have completed at least one upper-division class to develop a research project on Pidgin. You should talk to linguistics faculty about taking a Directed Research class (Ling 499) with them or additional regular classes in Linguistics while you work on your project. Even with just one advanced..
Some things to think about before beginning your research: What is the purpose of your research? Does your research make a clear contribution to knowledge/your field? What would you like to achieve with your study? What theories will you draw on? What efforts will you make to lessen any bias you might have concerning your..
List of references for introductory reading on Pidgin Where to start? What is Pidgin? Sakoda, Kent and Jeff Siegel. (2003). Pidgin Grammar: An introduction to the creole language of Hawai‘i. Honolulu: Bess Press. Holm, John. (1989). Restructured English in Hawaii. In, Pidgins and Creoles, 517-526. For the general background on pidgin and creole linguistics: Siegel,..
Without sounding schizophrenic or at best, contradictory, I’d like to reflect on why it is important to do research on Pidgin. It is vital for local people to be more aware of Pidgin and to want to do research on this oftentimes controversial language. In particular, encouraging native speakers to do research on Pidgin increases..