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Reference Grammar of Thai

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ISBN-10: 0521650852

ISBN-13: 9780521650854

Edition: 2005

Authors: Shoichi Iwasaki, Preeya Ingkaphirom

List price: $145.00
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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 serialization, 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…    
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Book details

List price: $145.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 418
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.200

Preeya Ingkaphirom is formerly Professor of the International Students Exchange Center, Tokyo Gakugei University.

Introduction
The structure of words
Personal reference terms
The structure of noun phrases
Numeral classifiers
Demonstratives
Adjectives
Adverbs and adverbial phrases
Verbs and transitivity
Challengeability marker: /ca/
Modality
Aspect
Linking particle: /kc<$$$>/
Speech level particles
Pragmatic particles
Body-part expressions
Copulative sentences
Serial verb construction
Relative clauses
Complementation
Quotation and complementizer /waa/
Adverbial clauses
'Yes/No' and tag questions
Interrogative and indefinite expressions
Reciprocal, distributive, and collective: /kan/
Passive
Causative
Benefactive and purposive
Potential
Discourse