ERIC Number: ED043010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Introduction to Thai Literature.
Jones, Robert B.; Mendiones, Ruchira C.
The major portion of this collection of literary pieces in Thai is classed as "court literature written in classical poetic form." Also included are examples from modern short story writers. The authors feel that the modern short stories will present few problems to the students, but the classical works require some mastery of the various poetic forms and background information on Hindu mythology. It is also suggested that the student use the "Thai-English Dictionary" by George B. McFarland in conjunction with these selections as the vocabulary given in the back of the book includes only terms and names not found in McFarland, or those which are inadequately defined there. All material appears in Thai orthography with the exception of notes dealing with spellings, identification of characters, background, and summary of the stories. (AMM)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Glossaries, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Styles, Literary Genres, Literature, Reading Materials, Thai
Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Southeast Asia Program.