A Reference Grammar of Thai
Cambridge University Press, Mar 10, 2005 - Foreign Language Study - 392 pages
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.
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The structure of words
Personal reference terms
The structure of noun phrases
Adverbs and adverbial phrases
Verbs and transitivity
Quotation and the complementizer waa
YesNo and tag questions
Interrogative and indefinite expressions
Serial verb constructions
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addressee adjective adverbs alay anaphora appear aray auxiliary auxiliary verb baan Chapter choop classifier come/DIR compounds consonant daay diaw discourse English example excerpt expressions get/ASP give/BEN give/CAUS go/ASP go/DIR head noun headless noun intransitive verb kamlarj kbon kh«n khap khaw khay khon khorj khray khuan khun kwaa language leew lian LINK lorj LP NEG luuk maak marker meaning modal modifiers n«rj narj NEG know noun phrase object Parent person phasaa phli phom phoo phuut pragmatic particles preposition pronoun pronunciation spelling question reduplication refers relative clause say/COMP sentence serial verb construction serialization speaker stay/ASP student teacher th«rj thaa Thai Thai language Thailand tham thammay thli thuuk topic torj vowel words yaak yarj