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Thai English as a Variety


Abstract This study is about Thai English (ThaiE), a variety of World Englishes that is presently spoken in Thailand, as the result of the spread of English and the recent Thai government policies towards English communication in Thailand. In the study, I examined the linguistic data of spoken ThaiE, collected from multiple sources both in the U.S.A. and Thailand. The study made use of a qualitative approach in examining the data, which were from (i) English interviews and questionnaires with 12 highly educated Thai speakers of English during my fieldwork in the Southwestern U.S.A., Central Thailand, and Northeastern Thailand, (ii) English speech samples from the media in Thailand, i.e. television programs, a news report, and a talk radio program, a... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Rogers, Uthairat (Author) / Van Gelderen, Elly (Advisor) / Mailhammer, Robert (Committee member) / Adams, Karen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Linguistics / Asian Englishes / Language Change / Morpho-syntax / phonology / and sociolinguistics of Thai English / Thai English / Typology of Thai English / World Englishes
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 335 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. English 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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