Linguistic Diversity and National Unity: Language Ecology in Thailand

Linguistic Diversity and National Unity: Language Ecology in Thailand

by William A. Smalley


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ISBN-13: 9780226762890
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/28/1994
Edition description: 1
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Thailand's Sociolinguistic Anomalies
Pt. I: Languages of the Nation as a Whole
1: The Languages of Thailand at Home and Abroad
2: Standard Thai: Variations about a Norm
3: Social Dimensions of Standard Thai
4: Multidimensional Varieties: Ranges and Media
Pt. II: Major Regional Languages
5: Kammuang (Northern Thai)
6: Lao (Northeastern Thai)
7: Paktay (Southern Thai) and Thaiklang (Central Thai)
Pt. III: Marginal Regional Languages
8: Tai Yai (Shan), Sgaw (Karen), Phlow (Karen), plus Non-regional Phlong (Karen)
9: Northern Khmer plus Non-marginal Kuy
10: Pattani Malay
Pt. IV: Other Language Categories
11: Development and Displacement of Tai Languages and Dialects
12: Languages of Thai Towns and Cities: Chinese Languages
13: Marginal Languages in the Hierarchy: Mon, Pray, plus Non-marginal Mal
14: Marginal Languages Adapting to the Hierarchy: Hmong (Meo, Miao)
15: Enclave Languages
Pt. V: Trans-Language Issues
16: Writing and Education
17: Change and Development
18: Language and Ethnicity
19: Minority Problem as Thai Problem
Appendix A: Languages in the Hierarchy
Appendix B: Language Population Estimates
Appendix C: Symbols

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