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LINGUIST List 20.1552

Wed Apr 22 2009

Books: General Ling: Iwasaki, Ingkaphirom

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        1.    Daniel Davies, A Reference Grammar of Thai: Iwasaki, Ingkaphirom

Message 1: A Reference Grammar of Thai: Iwasaki, Ingkaphirom
Date: 20-Apr-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: A Reference Grammar of Thai: Iwasaki, Ingkaphirom
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Title: A Reference Grammar of Thai
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Shoichi Iwasaki
Author: Preeya Ingkaphirom
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521108676 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 26.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521108676 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 50.00
Abstract:

Note: This is the paperback edition of previously announced title.

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.

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.


Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Thai (tha)

Written In: English (eng )

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