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LINGUISTICS

Southeast Asian has been an important area historically, politically and linguistically. At present it is even more important as far as socio-economics is concerned. To promote cooperation with various nations in this area by exchanging knowledge, expertise and technology, as well as to improve the quality of life for the people in rural areas, a real understanding of the languages and cultures of the various ethnic groups in this area is quite essential. The Research Institute for Language and Culture of Asia offers a Ph.D. Program in Linguistics to train people to be specialists in Southeast Asian languages and linguistics, both theoretical and applied. For applied linguistics, the emphasis is not only on Southeast Asian language teaching and translation, but also on the application of linguistics to rural development, especially in the areas of education, public health, public relations, regional administration and the like.

Course Requirements

  • For bachelor's degree graduates entering doctoral degree program

Major Courses (18 credits)

  • LCLG 502 Phonetics and Phonology
    Speech organs, articulatory phonetics, acoustic phonetics, speech production, transcription of sounds from languages into phonetic alphabets; Phonological theories and methodologies for analyzing the sound system of language, practice analyzing phonology by employing data from different languages; research ethics
  • LCLG 505 Syntax
    Basic concepts and methods of syntactic analysis, syntactic analysis based on grammatical structures, analysis of morpheme, word, phrase, clause, and sentence, relationship between syntax and semantics, presentation of results with ethical considerations
  • LCLG 525 Sociolinguistics
    Language and socio-cultural contexts, language variation, language contact, bilingualism and multilingualism, language and identity, language endangerment and language revitalization, code mixing and code switching, language and community
  • LCLG 532 Southeast Asian Linguistics
    Languages spoken in the Southeast Asian region both in terms of ethnographical orientation and comparative orientation, typical features and areal features of each language family
  • LCLG 607 Seminar in Research Methodology
    Key principles of linguistic research; qualitative and quantitative research; Interdisciplinary research; selecting legitimate research topic; developing research proposal; research methodologies; research ethics; research report writing
  • LCLG 608 Field Research in Linguistics
    Applying Linguistic theories and methods in field linguistic analysis. Ethics in field research, eliciting language, interviewing about culture of informants and using programs for data management

Elective Courses (6 credits)

  • LCLG 610 Seminar in Phonology of Southeast Asian
    Phonological properties associated with phonation types, register in Southeast Asian languages, evolution of tone (tonogenesis) in Southeast Asian languages, selected topics on relationship between tone language and register language, research methodology in phonology
  • LCLG 611 Seminar in Semantics
    Major semantic theories, key concepts in semantic theories, key thoughts and viewpoints of linguists on the semantics, data from Southeast Asian languages, research methodology in semantics
  • LCLG 613 Seminar in Southeast Asian Linguistics
    Characteristics of each language family in South East Asia, namely, Tai language family, Astroasiatic language family, Sino-Tibetan language family, Hmong-Mien language family, and Austronesian family. Distinct and shared areal linguistic features in this area
  • LCLG 615 Seminar in Language typology
    Background of language typology, concept and theory of language typology, characteristics of language typology in Southeast Asia, Language change, researches related on language typology in Southeast Asia
  • LCLG 616 Seminar in Comparative and Historical Linguistics
    Major works on language classification, language change, and reconstruction of phonological, morphological and grammatical systems of related languages in Southeast Asia
  • LCLG 617 Seminar in Ethnolinguistics
    Theories of semantics and methods of ethnolinguistics concerning language, culture and thought, influence of culture on ethnic behavior and patterns of language use, key works and current issues on ethnolinguistics, practices according to theories
  • LCLG 618 Seminar in Discourse Analysis
    Relationship of discourse and society, discourse analysis in relations to other fields of linguistics, for example, discourse and pragmatics, discourse and genre, discourse and conversation, discourse and grammar, discourse and corpus, approaches to discourse analysis, trends in discourse analysis research
  • LCLG 620 Seminar in Linguistic and Biocultural Diversity
    Relationship of linguistic diversity and biocultural diversity, language loss and biocultural diversity loss, key concepts and theories in language and biocultural documentation, research methodology in language and biocultural documentation, application of language and biocultural documentation research for sustainable development, current trends in language and biocultural diversity documentation
  • LCLG 623 Seminar in Sociolinguistics
    Processes of language change; code-mixing; code-switching; identity negotiation; language maintenance; language revitalization; research methodology in sociolinguistics
  • LCLG 626 Directed Research
    Linguistic research on a topic agreed by a student and an assigned supervisor
  • LCLG 634 Seminar in Pragmatics
    Key concepts in Pragmatics; pragmatics and cognition, pragmatics and semantics, pragmatics and discourse, pragmatics across languages and cultures, pragmatics and language learning and teaching, research methodology in pragmatics
  • LCLG 643 Seminar in Educational Linguistics
    Concepts and theories of educational linguistics, application of linguistic knowledge and appropriate educational management for literacy, first, second, or foreign language teaching. Linkage of official, national, and international language, language and cultural diversity, linguistic rights, language policy and planning for Asian countrie
  • Master's degree graduates in Linguistics and other fields related to languages

Pre-requisites

  • LCLG 502 Phonetics and Phonology
    Speech organs, articulatory phonetics, acoustic phonetics, speech production, transcription of sounds from languages into phonetic alphabets; Phonological theories and methodologies for analyzing the sound system of language, practice analyzing phonology by employing data from different languages; research ethics
  • LCLG 505 Syntax
    Basic concepts and methods of syntactic analysis, syntactic analysis based on grammatical structures, analysis of morpheme, word, phrase, clause, and sentence, relationship between syntax and semantics, presentation of results with ethical considerations
  • LCLG 525 Sociolinguistics
    Language and socio-cultural contexts, language variation, language contact, bilingualism and multilingualism, language and identity, language endangerment and language revitalization, code mixing and code switching, language and community
  • LCLG 532 Southeast Asian Linguistics
    Languages spoken in the Southeast Asian region both in terms of ethnographical orientation and comparative orientation, typical features and areal features of each language family

Major Courses

  • LCLG 607 Seminar in Research Methodology
    Key principles of linguistic research; qualitative and quantitative research; Interdisciplinary research; selecting legitimate research topic; developing research proposal; research methodologies; research ethics; research report writing
  • LCLG 608 Field Research in Linguistics
    Applying Linguistic theories and methods in field linguistic analysis. Ethics in field research, eliciting language, interviewing about culture of informants and using programs for data management

Elective Courses

  • LCLG 610 Seminar in Phonology of Southeast Asian
    Phonological properties associated with phonation types, register in Southeast Asian languages, evolution of tone (tonogenesis) in Southeast Asian languages, selected topics on relationship between tone language and register language, research methodology in phonology
  • LCLG 611 Seminar in Semantics
    Major semantic theories, key concepts in semantic theories, key thoughts and viewpoints of linguists on the semantics, data from Southeast Asian languages, research methodology in semantics
  • LCLG 613 Seminar in Southeast Asian Linguistics
    Characteristics of each language family in South East Asia, namely, Tai language family, Astroasiatic language family, Sino-Tibetan language family, Hmong-Mien language family, and Austronesian family. Distinct and shared areal linguistic features in this area
  • LCLG 615 Seminar in Language typology
    Background of language typology, concept and theory of language typology, characteristics of language typology in Southeast Asia, Language change, researches related on language typology in Southeast Asia
  • LCLG 616 Seminar in Comparative and Historical Linguistics
    Major works on language classification, language change, and reconstruction of phonological, morphological and grammatical systems of related languages in Southeast Asia
  • LCLG 617 Seminar in Ethnolinguistics
    Theories of semantics and methods of ethnolinguistics concerning language, culture and thought, influence of culture on ethnic behavior and patterns of language use, key works and current issues on ethnolinguistics, practices according to theories
  • LCLG 618 Seminar in Discourse Analysis
    Relationship of discourse and society, discourse analysis in relations to other fields of linguistics, for example, discourse and pragmatics, discourse and genre, discourse and conversation, discourse and grammar, discourse and corpus, approaches to discourse analysis, trends in discourse analysis research
  • LCLG 620 Seminar in Linguistic and Biocultural Diversity
    Relationship of linguistic diversity and biocultural diversity, language loss and biocultural diversity loss, key concepts and theories in language and biocultural documentation, research methodology in language and biocultural documentation, application of language and biocultural documentation research for sustainable development, current trends in language and biocultural diversity documentation
  • LCLG 623 Seminar in Sociolinguistics
    Processes of language change; code-mixing; code-switching; identity negotiation; language maintenance; language revitalization; research methodology in sociolinguistics
  • LCLG 626 Directed Research
    Linguistic research on a topic agreed by a student and an assigned supervisor
  • LCLG 634 Seminar in Pragmatics
    Key concepts in Pragmatics; pragmatics and cognition, pragmatics and semantics, pragmatics and discourse, pragmatics across languages and cultures, pragmatics and language learning and teaching, research methodology in pragmatics
  • LCLG 643 Seminar in Educational Linguistics
    Concepts and theories of educational linguistics, application of linguistic knowledge and appropriate educational management for literacy, first, second, or foreign language teaching. Linkage of official, national, and international language, language and cultural diversity, linguistic rights, language policy and planning for Asian countrie

Thesis

  • LCLG 699 Dissertation
    Identifying research proposal; proposing research outline with concern of research ethics; data collection, data analysis, synthesis of results and research presentation. Presentation and publication of research results in international peer-reviewed journal with ethical consideration
  • LCLG 799 Dissertation
    Identifying research proposal, proposing research outline with concern of research ethics; data collection, data analysis, synthesis of results and research presentation. Presentation and publication of research results in international peer-reviewed journal with ethical consideration

For more information

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Email : mayuree.tha@mahidol.ac.th

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