Thai: An Essential Grammar

Thai: An Essential Grammar

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This second edition of Thai: An Essential Grammar provides an up-to-date and concise reference guide to Thai grammar.





Using clear, jargon-free explanations, it sets out the complexities of Thai in short, readable sections and presents an accessible description of the language. Focus is kept on the real patterns of use today and grammar forms are demonstrated through a wide range of relevant examples. No prior knowledge is assumed on the part of the reader.





Features include:











Coverage of crucial topics, such as sentence particles, negation, questions and quantification
Examples given in both Thai script and romanised transliteration
Pronunciation section
Guidance on speech conventions and the Thai writing system
Glossary of grammatical terms
Two appendices covering Romanisation systems and three key verbs
Bibliography








This unique reference work will prove invaluable to all learners looking to master the grammar of Thai. It is ideal either for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 15.24mm | 408g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 2 Tables, black and white
  • 0415510341
  • 9780415510349
  • 335,144

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Pronunciation 2. The writing system 3. Nouns, classifiers and noun phrases 4. Pronouns 5. Verbs 6. Adjectives (stative verbs) and adjectival constructions 7. Adverbs and adverbial constructions 8. Location markers and prepositions 9. Clauses and sentences 10. Sentence particles 11. Negation 12. Questions 13. Numbers, measurement and quantification 14. Time 15. Thai speech conventions Appendix 1-Romanisation systems. Appendix 2-The verbs hai, dai, bpen: a summary. Glossary. Bibliography and further reading. Index
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About David Smyth

David Smyth is Senior Lecturer in Thai at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
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