Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$33618

Still Needed:

$41382

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login

S'gaw Karen Source



Date Submitted: 29-Jan-2013
From: Lúcia Fischer
Subject: S'gaw Karen Source
Contact Email: click here to access email
 

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,
Sincerely,
Lúcia Fischer
Graduate student
Linguistics Department
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

References:

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: http://www.jseals.org.

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