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S'gaw Karen Source

Date Submitted: 29-Jan-2013
From: Lúcia Fischer
Subject: S'gaw Karen Source
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Notice: Hi!

I am currently an M.A. student at UNC Chapel Hill who is doing research on S'gaw Karen, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Burma and Thailand. My research interest is phonetics and phonology of S'gaw Karen.

The main literature I have been working with so far is listed under 'References' below. There are a couple of older sources, but these are the ones I have used the most. I am looking for access to a Master's thesis from Mahidol University in Thailand on the phonology of Sgaw Karen:

Puttachart, Dhananjayananda. (1983). The phonology of Sgaw Karen, with comparisons with Thai. Mahidol Univeristy: MA Thesis.

Our library system has been unable to reach Mahidol University (they have not replied to multiple email queries between October and December of 2012). I feel that access to this source would be very helpful in my research, and I was wondering if anyone could direct me as to how to obtain a copy.

Thank you for your help,
Lúcia Fischer
Graduate student
Linguistics Department
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Jones, R. (1961). Karen Linguistic Studies: description, comparison, and texts. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Lar, B. (2001). The phonological basis of a Sgaw and Northwest Karenic orthography. Payap University.

Mason, K. (2010). Bibliography of Karen linguistics. Payap University & La Trobe University.

Mason, K. (2011). The subgrouping of Karen. Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS) XXI conference, Bangkok. Retrieved on 1 December of 2012 from:

Spiewak, J. (2006). Parlons karen: Langue et culture (Myanmar-Thaïlande). Paris: L'Harmattan.