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Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia

Dr David A Smyth

BA PhD (London)

Overview

David Smyth
Department of South East Asia

Senior Lecturer in Thai

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies

Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Member, Centre for Translation Studies

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Member

Name:
Dr David A Smyth
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4253
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
452
Office Hours:
Mondays 11.30am-1.30pm

Biography

Language and literature.

Research

The novel in Thailand

Expertise

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Available for
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • South East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Thailand
Languages
  • Cambodian/Khmer
  • Thai

Publications

Authored Books

Smyth, David (2010) Speak Thai with Confidence (3 CD audio-course with handbook, 71pp.). London: Hodder Education.

Smyth, David (2010) Teach Yourself Complete Thai. Hodder Education.

Smyth, David (2002) Thai: An Essential Grammar. London: Routledge.

Smyth, David (1998) Thailand (World Bibliographical Series). Oxford: Clio Press.

Smyth, David (1995) Colloquial Cambodian. London: Routledge.

Smyth, David and Kien, Tran (1995) Practical Cambodian dictionary: English-Cambodian, Cambodian-English. Tokyo: Charles Tuttle.

Smyth, David and Chitakasem, Manas (1984) Linguaphone Thai Course. London: Linguaphone Institute.

Edited Books

Smyth, David, ed. (2009) Translation of M.R. Nimitmongkol Navarat, 'The Dreams of an Idealist'. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books.

Smyth, David, ed. (2009) Southeast Asian Writers. Detroit: Gale. (Dictionary of literary biography, v. 348)

Smyth, David, ed. (2003) No Way Out: a novel (translation of Chon Trok by Chart Korbjitti). Thailand: Howling Books.

Smyth, David, ed. (2001) A Century of Thai Cinema by Dome Sukvong and Sawasdi Suwannapak. (translated and edited). London: Thames and Hudson.

Smyth, David, ed. (2000) A Century of Thai Graphic Design by Anek Nawikamun. (translated and edited). London: Thames and Hudson.

Smyth, David, ed. (2000) The Canon in South East Asian Literatures. London: Curzon Press.

Smyth, David and Chitakasem, Manas, eds. (1998) The Sergeant's Garland and other stories. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press.

Smyth, David, ed. (1994) The Prostitute by K. Surangkhanang (introduced and translated). Singapore: Oxford University Press.

Smyth, David, ed. (1990) Behind the Painting and other stories by Siburapha (introduced and translated). Singapore: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

Smyth, David (2010) 'Southeast Asia (mainland).' In: Logan, P.M. and George, O. and Hegeman, S. and Kristal, E., (eds.), The Encyclopedia of the Novel. Vol. II. London: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 757-761. (Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of literature)

Smyth, David (2005) 'Kham saraphap kho’ng Noppho’n’ (Nopphon’s Confession).' In: Khu’ Itsarachon, Khu’ Khon Di, Khu’ Siburapha. Bangkok: Khana Kammakan Fai Prasan Ngan Khrongkan 100 Pi Kulap Saipradit (Siburapha), pp. 394-399.

Smyth, David (2001) 'Farangs and Siamese: a brief history of learning Thai.' In: Tingsabadh, K. and Abramson, A., (eds.), Essays in Tai Linguistics. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press, pp. 277-285.

Smyth, David (2000) 'Towards the canonizing of the Thai novel.' In: The Canon in South East Asian Literatures. London: Curzon Press, pp. 171-181.

Smyth, David (1996) 'Cambodian Language and Literature Studies 1965-1990.' In: Kratz, E. U., (ed.), South East Asian Languages and Literatures: a bibliographical guide to Burmese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Thai and Vietnamese. London: Tauris Academic Studies, pp. 88-101.

Smyth, David (1996) 'Western Studies of the Thai Language since the 1940's.' In: Kratz, E. U., (ed.), South East Asian Languages and Literatures: a bibliographical guide to Burmese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Thai and Vietnamese. London: Tauris Academic Studies, pp. 309-319.

Smyth, David (1991) 'Siburapha: the making of a literary reputation.' In: Chitakasem, Manas and Turton, Andrew, (eds.), Thai Constructions of Knowledge. London: School of Oriental and African Studies, pp. 63-83.

Smyth, David (1987) 'Thai speakers.' In: Swan, Michael and Smith, Bernard, (eds.), Learner English: a teacher's guide to interference and other problems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 252-263.

Smyth, David (1987) 'The later short stories of Siburapha.' In: Davidson, J.H.C.S., (ed.), Lai Su' Thai: essays in honour of EHS Simmonds. London: School of Oriental and African Studies, pp. 98-115.

Articles

Smyth, David (2007) 'Suchart Sawatsi: Thailand’s First Man of Letters.' Asiatic, 1 (1).

Smyth, David (2007) 'James Low, On Siamese Literature (1839).' The Journal of the Siam Society, 95 . pp. 159-160.

Smyth, David (2004) 'Khang Lang Phap and the critics: Thai readings of a classic novel.' Tenggara, 47/48 . pp. 172-182.

Smyth, David (2003) 'Ban Maha Phai and Phrae Dam: from Silent Movie to Novel?' The Journal of the Siam Society, 91 . pp. 223-239.

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