Introduction


The D.A. program in Linguistics is designed to provide the students with a sound training in a wide variety of language related areas, leading to careers in university instruction and research. In-depth understanding of linguistics in graduates serves as an impetus of authentic appreciation of the nature of language, the human acquisition of language, and the use of language as a tool in enriching and maintaining culture, especially, the strong relationship between language and culture. Linguistics, as an advanced natural science, is a channel in recording and explaining sources, phenomena, and trends in language as a means of conserving the Thai language and other languages. In social development, language and prose are important tools for effective communication and creating a better understanding, a choice in conflict management. Consequently, the focus of this program is functional. It is the study of languages in authentic contexts, studies of language sources and statements with impacts on grammar in addition to structure and grammatical principles.

Objectives

Expected outcomes upon graduation are:

  • In-depth expertise in linguistics, especially contemporary theories.
  • Ability to analyze and research by integrating linguistics with other disciplines for practical benefits.
  • Competent in tribal language inquiries as a means to language and cultural preservation.
  • Mastery of quantitative analysis, ICT, and interpersonal skills with responsibility.
  • Possession of morality and ethics of professionals in linguistics.

Special Admission Requirements

(See also general university Graduate School requirements.)

All applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 3.5 from the prior degree with publications in academic journals.

  • Option 1.1 and 2.1 are designed for Master’s degree holders.
  • Option 1.2 and 2.2 are designed for Bachelor’s degree holders.
  • Option 1.1 and 1.2 required only of who those graduated with a prior degree in linguistics

since the program is research-based

Other options consider applicants from languages or other related areas.

Medium of Instruction

  • Thai and English

Research Focus

  • Functional Syntax
  • Anthropological Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis

Requirements for Graduation

In accordance with the Graduate School rules and regulations.

Credit Requirements*

Requirements Option 1.1 Option 1.2 Option 2.1 Option 2.2
Coursework - - 12 24
Core Courses - - 9 21
Electives - - 3 3
Required Non-credit Courses 3 6 3 6
Dissertation 48 72 36 48
Total 48 72 48 72

* Minimum credits requirements

Core Courses

Requirements Option 1.1 Option 1.2 Option 2.1 Option 2.2
Course No. Cr. Course No. Cr. Course No. Cr. Course No. Cr.
Phonetics and Phonology - - - - - - 209511 3
Fundamental Concepts of Linguistics - - - - - - 209521 3
Morphology and Syntax - - - - - - 209522 3
Semantics and Pragmatics - - - - - - 209531 3
Selected Topics in Phonetics and Phonology - - - - 209611 3 209611 3
Selected Topics in Syntax and Discourse - - - - 209621 3 209621 3
Selected Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics - - - - 209631 3 209631 3
Total 0 0 0 0 3 9 7 21

Electives

Requirements Option 1.1 Option 1.2 Option 2.1 Option 2.2
Course No. Cr. Course No. Cr. Course No. Cr. Course No. Cr.
Selected Topics in Historical and Comparative Linguistics - - - - 209641 3 209641 3
Selected Topics in East Asian Linguistics - - - - 209642 3 209642 3
Selected Topics in South-east Asian Linguistics - - - - 209643 3 209643 3
Selected Topics in Sociolinguistics and Language Planning - - - - 209651 3 209651 3
Selected Topics in Anthropological Linguistics and Culture - - - - 209652 3 209652 3
Selected Topics in Linguistics and Folklore - - - - 209653 3 209653 3
Selected Topics in Educational Linguistics - - - - 209654 3 209654 3
Selected Topics in Linguistics for Translation and Cross-language Understanding - - - - 209655 3 209655 3
Linguistics for ASEAN Community Research - - - - 209657 3 209657 3
Total 0 0 0 0 9 >=3 9 >=3

Required Non-credit Courses

Requirements Option 1.1 Option 1.2 Option 2.1 Option 2.2
Course No. Cr. Course No. Cr. Course No. Cr. Course No. Cr.
Research Methodology in Social Science - - 209501 3 - - 209501 3
Seminar in Advanced Linguistics 1 209681 1 209681 1 209681 1 209681 1
Seminar in Advanced Linguistics 2 209682 1 209682 1 209682 1 209682 1
Seminar in Advanced Linguistics 3 209683 1 209683 1 209683 1 209683 1
Total 3 3 4 6 3 3 4 6

Dissertation Credit Requirements

Requirements Option 1.1 Option 1.2 Option 2.1 Option 2.2
Course No. Cr. Course No. Cr. Course No. Cr. Course No. Cr.
Dissertation 1 209691 8 209697 9 209796 9 209891 9
Dissertation 2 209692 8 209698 9 209797 9 209892 9
Dissertation 3 209693 8 209699 9 209798 9 209893 9
Dissertation 4 209694 8 209791 9 209799 9 209894 9
Dissertation 5 209695 8 209792 9 - - 209895 12
Dissertation 6 209696 8 209793 9 - - - -
Dissertation 7 - - 209794 9 - - -
Dissertation 8 - - 209795 9 - - - -
Total 6 48 8 72 4 36 5 48

Course Descriptions

209501 Research Methodology in Social Sciences 3(3-0-6)
Research definitions, characteristics, and goals; types and research processes; research problem determination; variables and hypothesis; data collection; data analysis; proposal and research report writing; research evaluation; research application; ethics of researchers; and research techniques in social sciences.
209511 Phonetics and Phonology 3(3-0-6)
Principles of the study of speech sounds in aspects of the process of speech production, inherent features of speech sounds, auditory organs and audition, and sound waves including the methodology of phonological analysis in a language.
209521 Fundamental Concepts of Linguistics 3(3-0-6)
Background and scope of modern linguistics; and a study in empirical, conceptual, and methodological foundations of contemporary linguistics.
209522 Morphology and Syntax 3(3-0-6)
Grammatical structure of natural languages, study and analysis of grammatical units, morphological processes, system of word-forming elements in a wide variety of languages, the set of rules or principles that govern how words are put together to form phrases, and well-formed sequences of words and sentences.
209531 Semantics and Pragmatics 3(3-0-6)
Principles of meaning in terms of truth condition, such as relations between linguistic expressions, referents, and signs; types of lexical meaning; meaning in higher grammatical levels; principles of meaning in communication including topics, such as relationship between language and contexts or situations; role of the knowledge of the world on language interpretations and uses; reference and meaning of the speakers; inference of the hearers; and influence of the relationship between the speaker and the hearer on the uses of language.
209611 Selected Topics in Phonetics and Phonology 3(2-2-5)
Extensive study of problematic issues in speech sounds, speech and hearing organs, instruments used in the analysis of speech sounds’ physical features, and phonological analysis.
209621 Selected Topics in Syntax and Discourse 3(2-2-5)
Comprehensive study of problematic issues in the patterns, structures, and functions of grammatical units at word, phrase, sentence, and discourse levels.
209631 Selected Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics 3(2-2-5)
Exploration of problematic issues in meaning in all aspects including word inherent meanings, semantic fields, types of lexical meaning, relationship of lexical meaning, meanings of sentences and sentence constituents as well as meanings in language uses or communication in different contexts.
209641 Selected Topics in Historical and Comparative Linguistics 3(2-2-5)
Analysis of problematic issues in the framework of historical and comparative linguistics, which includes language and language-family classifications and language reconstructions.
209642 Selected Topics in East Asian Linguistics 3(2-2-5)
Study of problematic issues in languages and language families in a linguistic framework in the East Asian region focusing on language family classifications and their relationships with the inclusion of their phonological and grammatical systems.
209643 Selected Topics in Southeast Asian Linguistics 3(2-2-5)
Synthesis of problematic issues in languages and language families in a linguistic framework in Southeast Asia focusing on language groupings and their relationships with the inclusion of their phonological and grammatical systems.
209651 Selected Topics in Sociolinguistics and Language Planning 3(2-2-5)
Study of problematic issues in intralanguage variation related to a number of social factors, such as age, gender, socioeconomic class, ethnicity, profession, and locality; and language planning at the national and local practices with a consideration for social factors, such as religion, tradition, political condition, education, and way of life.
209652 Selected Topics in Anthropological Linguistics and Culture 3(2-2-5)
In-depth study of problematic issues in language in the anthropological perfectives concerning language activities of interest to anthropologists, covering a world view and grammatical features, culture and semantics, and linguistic and cultural changes.
209653 Selected Topics in Linguistics and Folklore 3(2-2-5)
Study of problematic issues in the relation of linguistics and folklore, language characteristics that reflect folk adage, and wisdom and worldviews as well as language patterns and usage exploring folk adage.
209654 Selected Topics in Educational Linguistics 3(2-2-5)
Exploration of problematic issues in theories of first and second language acquisition and processes and methodologies of first and second language teaching.
209655 Selected Topics in Linguistics for Translation and Cross-language Understanding 3(2-2-5)
Study of problematic issues in translation and the relation of language and culture related to translation, including culture-based concepts, conceptual organization, and concepts of idioms.
209651 Linguistics for ASEAN Community Research 3(3-0-6)
Study of general knowledge of the ASEAN Community which includes ASEAN Political Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) with emphasis on critical analysis in the issues of languages and the relationship between languages and ASEAN Community.
209681 Seminar in Advanced Linguistics I 1(0-2-1)
Seminar in current and problematic issues in linguistic analysis and conducting research, which are beyond the curriculum contents.
209682 Seminar in Advanced Linguistics II 1(0-2-1)
Seminar in current and problematic issues in linguistic analysis and conducting research, which are beyond the curriculum contents.
209683 Seminar in Advanced Linguistics III 1(0-2-1)
Seminar in current and problematic issues in linguistic analysis and conducting research, which are beyond the curriculum contents.
209691 Dissertation I, Option 1.1 8 credits
Proposing a research topic and conducting a literature review as assigned by an academic adviser.
209692 Dissertation II, Option 1.1 8 credits
Proposing a research proposal stating a research topic, description of the problem, a purposes of the study, and research procedures in brief together with an extensive review of the literature.
209693 Dissertation III, Option 1.1 8 credits
Proposing a complete research proposal comprising details of research components, nominating a prospective dissertation adviser to the Graduate School, and taking a dissertation defense.
209694 Dissertation IV, Option 1.1 8 credits
Collecting and analyzing the data and reporting research progress to a dissertation adviser.
209695 Dissertation V, Option 1.1 8 credits
Collecting and analyzing additional data and reporting research progress to a dissertation adviser.
209696 Dissertation VI, Option 1.1 8 credits
Writing a dissertation, taking a final dissertation defense, rectifying the work, and submitting it to the Graduate School.
209697 Dissertation I, Option 1.2 9 credits
Researching related documents: books, academic, and/or research articles as assigned by an academic adviser.
209698 Dissertation II, Option 1.2 9 credits
Proposing a research topic and conducting an extensive review of the literature.
209699 Dissertation III, Option 1.2 9 credits
Proposing a research proposal stating a research topic, description of the problem, purposes of the study, and research procedures in brief.
209791 Dissertation IV, Option 1.2 9 credits
Proposing a complete research proposal comprising details of research components, nominating a prospective dissertation adviser to the Graduate School, and taking a dissertation defense.
209792 Dissertation V, Option 1.2 9 credits
Collecting, analyzing data, and reporting research progress to a dissertation adviser.
209793 Dissertation VI, Option 1.2 9 credits
Collecting, analyzing additional data, and reporting research progress to a dissertation adviser.
209794 Dissertation VII, Option 1.2 9 credits
Taking a final dissertation defense, rectifying the work, and submitting it to the Graduate School.
209796 Dissertation I, Option 2.1 9 credits
Proposing a research proposal stating a research topic, description of the problem, purposes of the study, and research procedures in brief together with an extensive review of the literature as assigned by an academic adviser.
209797 Dissertation II, Option 2.1 9 credits
Proposing a complete research proposal comprising details of research components, nominating a prospective dissertation adviser to the Graduate School, and taking a dissertation defense.
209798 Dissertation III, Option 2.1 9 credits
Collecting, analyzing the data, and reporting research progress to a dissertation adviser.
209799 Dissertation IV, Option 2.1 9 credits
Writing a dissertation, taking a final dissertation defense, rectifying the work, and submitting it to the Graduate School.
209991 Dissertation I, Option 2.2 9 credits
Proposing a research topic and conducting a literature review as assigned by an academic adviser.
209992 Dissertation II, Option 2.2 9 credits
Proposing a research proposal stating a research topic, description of the problem, purposes of the study, and research procedures in brief together with an extensive review of the literature as assigned by an academic adviser.
209993 Dissertation III, Option 2.2 9 credits
Proposing a complete research proposal comprising details of research components, nominating a prospective dissertation adviser to the Graduate School, and taking a dissertation defense.
209994 Dissertation IV, Option 2.2 9 credits
Collecting and analyzing the data and reporting research progress to a dissertation adviser.
209995 Dissertation V, Option 2.2 12 credits
Writing a dissertation, taking a final dissertation defense, rectifying the work, and submitting it to the Graduate School.

Course Organisers

Dean Witchayapakorn, Kanchana, Ph.D., Assoc.Prof.
Program Director Wongwattana, Unchalee
Graduate Faculty Full Members Cedar, Payung, Ph.D., Assoc.Prof.Intajamornrak, Chommanad, Ph.D.

Jirananthanaporn, Supatra, Ph.D., Assoc.Prof.

Kallayanamit, Saovapak, Ph.D.