1 Master of Arts Program in Linguistics for Communication Department of Linguistics Faculty of Liberal Arts Thammasat University 1. Academic Program Master of Arts Program in Linguistics for Communication 2. Degree Offered Master of Arts (Linguistics for Communication) M.A. (Linguistics for Communication) 3. Objectives To produce graduates with knowledge and competence in linguistics and communicative processes, including: -The ability to perform analysis, conduct research, and pursue other activities in the field of linguistics for communication. -An in-depth understanding of the relationship between linguistics, communication studies, and other related fields of knowledge. -Capability in effectively applying concepts in linguistics and communication studies to use in education and professional careers. 4. Admission 4.1 Applicants must hold a bachelor s degree in any field of study from a university accredited by the Council for University Affairs of Thailand. They must also produce proof that their qualifications meet the requirements as prescribed in Item 8 of the Thammasat University Regulations for Graduate Programs (1998). 4.2 Applicants must hold a report of English proficiency from one of the recognized English language examinations: TU-GET, TOEFL, or IELTS (taken within 2 years). 4.3 Applicants must pass a written examination and interview. 5. Academic System 5.1 Two semesters per year. 5.2 Day classes only. 5.3 Languages of instruction are Thai and English. 5.4 Assessment includes the completion of coursework, a comprehensive examination, and a thesis.
2 5.5 Students are eligible to sit the comprehensive examination provided they have completed at least 24 credits of required courses and prescribed elective courses and maintained a G.P.A. of no less than Conditions for thesis writing are as follows: Students are eligible to register for the thesis as soon as they havepassed the comprehensive exam, provided they have maintained a G.P.A. of no less than They must pass one of the recognized English language examinations before registering for the thesis defense. 5.7 Degree requirements must be completed in no more than 8 academic terms. 6. Curriculum 6.1 Total requirements: 48 credits 6.2 Course structure: Required courses 21 credits Prescribed elective courses 6 credits Elective courses 9 credits Thesis 12 credits 6.3 List of courses: Required courses are LG 600, LG 601, LG 602, LG 603, LG 611, LG 640, LG Prescribed elective courses are LG 724, LG 725, LG 734, LG 735, LG Elective courses are listed below. Students may also choose courses from the prescribed elective course list to satisfy the elective course requirements, provided that these classes have not already been used to satisfy the prescribed elective course requirement. LG. 726, LG. 727, LG. 728, LG. 729, LG. 736, LG. 737, LG. 738, LG. 746, LG. 747, LG. 748, LG. 749, LG. 756, LG. 757, LG. 758, LG. 766, LG. 767, LG. 796, LG Thesis: LG Degree requirements The candidates must: 7.1 Successfully pass the courses as prescribed. 7.2 Successfully pass one of the recognized English language examinations. 7.3 Have a GPA of no less than Successfully pass the comprehensive exam. 7.5 Successfully pass the thesis. 7.6 Be in the process of publication or have some parts or a full version of the thesis published in a wellrecognized journal or a conference proceedings.
3 Course Descriptions Required courses LG600 Analytical Readings of Linguistics Read and analyze English passages from textbooks and periodicals covering various components of Linguistics. LG601 Phonetics and Phonology Study important principles in Articulatory Phonetics including a practicum in ear-training and transcription based on the IPA chart. Explore and interpret fundamental concepts of Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics. Examine and practice phonological analyses along the lines of linear and non-linear approaches. LG602 Morphology and Syntax A study of principles of morphological and syntactic analysis, wordformation, phrase and syntactic structures based on contemporary linguistic theories. Includes practice in morphological and syntactic analysis in relation to communication. LG603 Semantics and Pragmatics A study of semantic concepts and theory of meaning interpretations in words, phrases, sentences and discourses in relation to communications. A practical study and analysis of language use in relation to Semantics and Pragmatics issues. LG611 Discourse A study of the continuous stretch of language above the sentence, e.g. its structures, components, and the relationship among linguistic units in different types of communication, both in spoken and written forms. Investigates contexts of language use in relation to its interpretation. Practice in data collection and analysis of language in higher levels. LG640 Linguistics and Communication A study of linguistic principles as related to verbal communication. Studies communication theories, types of verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as communication strategies. Analyzes communication difficulties caused by differences in languages and cultures. Discusses relevant semantic and pragmatic theories as frameworks for analyzing communication styles. LG690 Research Methods in Language Studies A study of research methods in social and behavioral sciences with emphasis on linguistic research, including developing skills in choosing a research topic, designs for both qualitative and quantitative research, and using statistics
4 for language analysis. The course focuses on primary or secondary data collection, research report writing, and referencing and practice of writing a mini thesis. Prescribed elective courses LG724 Sociolinguistics A study of theoretical concepts and frameworks in studying the relationship between language and society. Analyzes linguistic variations arising from speakers differing social factors, notably class, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, and context of language use. Investigates other key topics such as language contact, code-switching, language attitudes, ethnography of communication, and applications of sociolinguistic study. LG725 Psycholinguistics Study neurological, psychological and sociological factors in child language acquisition as well as cognitive factors in speech production, perception and comprehension. Investigate the role of memory in first language acquisition and foreign language learning, including an analysis of the causes and rehabilitation of speech disorders. LG734 Applying Linguistics A study of the relationship between linguistics and related fields, including how to apply knowledge of and skills in linguistics in work and everyday life. Investigate the application of linguistics to language learning and teaching and other areas of education. LG735 Language Variation and Language Change or with instructor s approval Principles of linguistic variation and change in association with synchronic and diachronic studies, geography, socio-ethnicity, and language use. Survey of language reconstruction, dialectology, language standardization, and language varieties in different social contexts. LG764 Linguistics and Language Teaching A study of linguistic application to language teaching. Includes various approaches, methods and techniques of foreign or second language teaching. Emphasis will be on language teaching in different situations. Practicum sessions are included.
5 Elective courses LG726 Linguistics and Translation A study of linguistic approaches to translation. Study of the application of linguistic principles to translation. Evaluation of selected examples of normal translation work in comparison with machine translation. Includes practice in translation for successful communication. LG727 Computer Applications in Linguistics A study of general concepts in computational linguistics. Introduces basic techniques for using computer in linguistic fields for data searching, analysis, and presentation. Topics also include computer-assisted language learning and corpus linguistics. LG728 Thai Dialectology A study of theoretical frameworks in Thai dialectology. Analysis of the regional and social varieties of the Thai language, including the development of Thai. Explore some marked characteristics of Thai dialects. Fieldwork with informants will also be conducted. LG729 English Dialectology A study and analysis of varieties of English spoken in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore and India with emphasis on their cultural influence. LG736 Anthropological Linguistics A study of theoretical concepts and frameworks in Linguistics and Anthropology for analyzing the ways of life and the language and cultural systems of people as members of a society. Studies people s systems of values and beliefs as reflected in their language use. Analyzes certain aspects of selected languages and cultures with an ethnographic approach. Topics also include ethnography of communication. LG737 Conversation Analysis Prerequisite: LG. 611 A study of principles and theories in linguistics relating to conversation analysis, i.e. its components, processes, types, and structures. Focuses on structures in conversation processing such as openings, closings, turn-taking, and adjacency pairs, as well as factors relevant to conversation, e.g. levels/degrees of formality, interlocutor status and roles.
6 LG738 Lexicography Prerequisite: LG. 602 and LG. 603 A study of the history and background of dictionary-making, principles, methods and lexicographic processes. Examination of the structures and components of dictionary for corpus-based and other language resources, i.e. Word Net, Thesaurus and Terminology. LG746 Intercultural Communication or with instructor s approval A study of concepts of intercultural communication and the interface of communication, society and culture. Examines related linguistic theories, such as those connected to verbal and non-verbal strategies. A study of intergroup communication problems that result from differences in linguistic and cultural backgrounds, as well as of the ways in which such difficulties can be solved and intercultural understandings promoted. LG747 Stylistics and Rhetoric A study of the stylistic features of discourse. Topics of analysis include language of different circles, i.e., polities, education, science and mass media. LG748 Communication Techniques in Thai Prerequisite: LG. 601 A study of, and practice in, the application of phonetic and linguistic elements used in different styles of communication in spoken and written Thai. Analyzes the function of gesture and corrects speech errors for better communication. LG749 Communication Techniques in English Prerequisite: LG. 601 A study of, and practice in, the application of phonetic and linguistic elements used in different styles of communication in spoken and written English. Analyzes and corrects speech errors for better communication. LG756 Language of the Media or with instructor s approval The aims of the course are to analyze the language of the media, both print and non-print, and to identify the characteristics of language used in different media. Topics include language of the news, slang, High and Low Thai, and special vocabulary of the media. LG757 Language, Gender and Communication or with instructor s approval
7 A study of how gender identities are portrayed in language usage and different communicative practices. Investigates issues related to gender roles, sexism and social change. LG758 World Englishes A study of the role and status of English as an international language, with a focus on an analysis of contemporary issues notably language standardization, the ownership of English, the characteristics of different varieties of English that have caused by power inequalities of their speakers, as well as ideological debates within the English Language Teaching profession. LG766 English Teaching Methodology Prerequisite: LG. 764 A study of English language teaching methods based on various teaching approaches. Lesson plans, material designs, and teaching practices are included, and problems of English language teaching in Thailand are considered. LG767 Teaching Thai to Non-Native Speakers Prerequisite: LG. 764 A study of the principles of foreign language teaching, with an emphasis on methods of teaching Thai to nonnative speakers. Lesson plans, material designs, and teaching practices are included. LG796 Selected Topics in Linguistics and with instructor s approval A study of special topics in advanced linguistics. The course is discussion-based. LG798 Individual Study and with instructor s approval An individual study of a linguistic topic in consultation with the field advisor. LG800 Thesis Research and writing a thesis under an advisor s supervision 12 credits
8 Academic Staff Professor 1. Pintip Tuaycharoen B.Ed. (English) Srinakharinwirot University, Prasarnmitr M.Ed. (English Language and Literature) Srinakharinwirot University, Prasarnmitr M.A. (Linguistics and English Language Teaching) University of Leeds, UK Ph.D. (Phonetics and Linguistics), University of London, UK Associate Professors 2. Boonruang Chunsuvimol B.A. (Linguistics and French) Macquarie University, Australia M.A. (Applied Linguistics) National University of Singapore, Singapore Ph.D. (Linguistics) Chulalongkorn University 3. Chatchawadee Saralamba B.A. (Hons.) (Linguistics) Thammasat University M.A. (Southeast Asian Linguistics) Mahidol University Ph.D. (Linguistics) Chulalongkorn University 4. Cholticha Bamroongraks B.A. (Linguistics) Thammasat University M.A. (Linguistics) University of Oregon, USA Ph.D. (Linguistics) University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 5. Deeyu Srinarawat B.A. (Hons.) (Linguistics) Thammasat University M.Ed. (English Language Teaching) Chulalongkorn University Ph.D. (Applied Linguistics) University of Texas at Austin, USA 6. Nantana Ronakiat B.A. (English) Chiang Mai University Ph.D. (Phonetics) University of Edinburgh, UK 7. Varisa Kamalanavin B.A. (English) Thammasat University M.A. (Linguistics-ESL) California State University, Fresno, USA Ph.D. (Linguistics) University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA 8. Wilaiwan Khanittanan B.A. (Hons.) (Linguistics) Thammasat University M.A. (Linguistics) University of Michigan, USA Ph.D. (Linguistics) University of Michigan, USA
9 Assistant Professors 9. Laddawan Permcharoen B.Ed. (English) Srinakharinwirot University, Prasarnmitr M.A. (Linguistics) Ball State University, USA 10. Porntipa Tongsawang B.A. (Hons.) (Linguistics) Thammasat University M.A. (Applied Linguistics) University of Texas at Austin, USA 11. Songthama Intachakra B.A. (Hons.) (French) Srinakharinwirot University, Prasarnmitr M.A. (European Languages, Literatures and Thought) University of London, UK Ph.D. (Linguistics) University of London, UK Instructors 12. Chutamanee Onsuwan Pukruspan B.A. (Hons.) (French) Thammasat University M.A. (Linguistics) University of Michigan, USA Ph.D. (Linguistics) University of Michigan, USA 13. Graham Horwood B.A. (Hons.) (Linguistics/English) University of Texas, Austin, USA Ph.D. (Linguistics), Rutgers University, USA