Thai Isan Lao

 

editorial 4

articles

 

Sompong Witayasakpan THREE DECADES OF TAI STUDIES AND THAI

STUDIES: A Comparative Study of Tai Societies 6

and Cultures

 

Gerald W. Fry INTERCULTURAL INTERACTIONS AMONG THE 26

THAI AND LAO: Critical Issues of Identity

and Language

 

Catherine Hesse-Swain SPEAKING IN THAI, DREAMING IN ISAN: 49

Popular Thai Television and Emerging Identities

among Lao Isan Youth in Northeast Thailand

 

 

N. J. Enfield HOW TO DEFINE LAO, THAI, AND ISAN 62

LANGUAGE? A View from Linguistic Science

 

Volker Grabowsky and Khamhung Senmany 68

TRADITIONAL LAO LITERATURE IN THE LATE

LAN XANG PERIOD:

A Case Study of "Kap Mang Phuan"

 

Somchai Phatharathananunth POLITICAL RESISTANCE IN ISAN 106

 

 

Kanokrat Lertchoosakul CONCEPTUALISING THE ROLES AND

LIMITATIONS OF NGOs IN THE ANTI-PAK

MUN DAM MOVEMENT 133

 

Oliver Raendchen suu khwan: RITUAL TEXTS AND CEREMONY 155

IN LAOS AND NORTHEAST THAILAND

 

portrait

Peter H. Hansen INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDENT PROJECTS IN 176

THAILAND

 

translation

FAIRY-TALE of the Tai Luang: "TALE OF AN ELEPHANT" 178

book reviews 179