Thai Reference Grammar: The Structure of Spoken Thai

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James Higbie, Snea Thinsan
Orchid Press, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 443 pages
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Suitable for students and teachers of the Thai language, this book offers information on advanced sentence structure. It explains higher-level Thai sentence structure and functional vocabulary. It also presents explanations of advanced structure, illustrated with examples of typical Thai speech. 'Thai Reference Grammar' was written to meet the need of students and teachers of the Thai language for information on advanced sentence structure. The book is divided into chapters based on common grammatical-structural categories. There are over 500 separate topics, and the most important

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I have to agree with the other reviewers, Higbie and Thinsan have put together a masterful reference book for any beginning Thai learner or Advanced non-native Thai speaker's library. It answers a lot of questions especially those late at night when one's Thai teacher is not available. For sure this book ranks at the top of my stack of Thai language learning books. It should be noted that the book is not cheap, but worth the money. The printing is high quality on excellent semi glossy thicker grade paper. Somewhat heavy for a book its size, one gains an appreciation for both the quality in printing and the content printed inside.
If the authors of this book happen to read this review, please let this note serve as a thanks for those of us out there that take learning Thai seriously. You did a great job compiling the material and kept it simple and easy to comprehend. This reader appreciates your effort.


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About the author (2002)

Higbie was educated at Denison University and at the University of Hawaii. He has taught and trained teachers in Sierra Leone, Hawaii, Thailand, and Laos.

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