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Online Lecture “Language Change as an Evidence for Dating Old Thai Texts” on 26.11.2021

Old Thai texts are traditionally dated by non-linguistic criteria such as material, content, letters and orthography. Fewer works which use language-internal criteria are usually limited to lexical and idiomatic features and less attention has been paid to the role of language changes. This lecture shows that semantic and grammatical changes of words can be used as an alternative criteria to date old Thai texts because these kinds of linguistic changes occur in a gradual and directional manner

Friday, 26 November 2021, 14 – 16 hrs. 

Zoom: https://uni-hamburg.zoom.us/j/64563521222

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