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A Reference Grammar of Thai

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  • Date Published: April 2005
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2010
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521650854

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  • A Reference Grammar of Thai provides a clear, detailed and comprehensive guide to Thai grammar, designed for intermediate to advanced learners. Written by two leading experts on Thai, it places a special emphasis on functional accounts of its grammatical phenomena: the use of demonstratives, personal reference terms, the modality system, the aspectual system, pragmatic particles, verb serialisation, relative clauses, question formation, passive and causative constructions, topic marking and many more. Unlike any other book on Thai grammar, it draws on data from everyday spoken discourses such as informal conversation, group discussions, interviews and narratives, as well as non-technical written texts such as folk tales, short stories and newspaper articles, to discuss grammatical phenomena at both sentence and discourse level. An extensive index is provided and examples are given in both Thai orthography and IPA symbols, making this an invaluable resource for linguists as well as students and teachers of Thai.

    • Detailed, comprehensive and user-friendly, making it suitable for intermediate to advanced learners of Thai as well as scholars
    • Illustrates 'real' language using data from everyday spoken discourses as well as non-technical written texts
    • Provides definitions and explanations of technical linguistic terms before discussion
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    • Date Published: April 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521650854
    • length: 418 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 185 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.985kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 1 map 37 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2010
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The structure of words
    3. Personal reference terms
    4. The structure of noun phrases
    5. Numeral classifiers
    6. Demonstratives
    7. Adjectives
    8. Adverbs and adverbial phrases
    9. Verbs and transitivity
    10. Challengeability marker: /cå/
    11. Modality
    12. Aspect
    13. Linking particle: /kç›/
    14. Speech level particles
    15. Pragmatic particles
    16. Body-part expressions
    17. Copulative sentences
    18. Serial verb construction
    19. Relative clauses
    20. Complementation
    21. Quotation and complementizer /wâa/
    22. Adverbial clauses
    23. 'Yes/No' and tag questions
    24. Interrogative and indefinite expressions
    25. Reciprocal, distributive, and collective: /kan/
    26. Passive
    27. Causative
    28. Benefactive and purposive
    29. Potential
    30. Discourse.

  • Authors

    Shoichi Iwasaki, University of California, Los Angeles
    Shoichi Iwasaki is Professor of Asian languages and cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles.

    Preeya Ingkaphirom, Tokyo Gakugei University
    Preeya Ingkaphirom is formerly Professor of the International Students Exchange Center, Tokyo Gakugei University.

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