I. Introduction As with any research, outsiders need to be sensitive to the role of the language in the community they are studying, and even more so in the case of Pidgin due to its history of denigration, stigmatization, and trivialization. II. Types of research There are many different kinds of research that can be done to investigate Pidgin: the language itself (i.e. structure, history), how people use the language, and what people think about the language (eg positive and…