|Center For Southeast Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Robert J. Bickner is a professor of Thai Language
and Literature and former chair in the Department of Languages and Cultures
of Asia. He also serves as the director for the College
Year in Thailand Program. He is a leading authority on Thai
linguistics and literature, with considerable research in Thailand.
Professor Bickner supervises Thai language instruction at all levels,
and teaches courses in Thai linguistics, prose and poetry, and Southeast
Asian literature in translation. His research interests include: Thai
Language, Literature and Linguistics; Languages of Southeast Asia; Oral
Proficiency Measurement; Computer Assisted Language Instruction; Translation;
and Cross-cultural Adaptation. He is currently working on: an annotated
translation of "Lilit Phra Law" from Thai to English, Authoritative
Text of "LilitPhra Law" (Thai); and Oral Proficiency Assessment
Guidelines for Thai Language.
"Some Textual Evidence on the Tai Sounds *ai and *au" in Papers on Tai Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures In Honor of William J. Gedney on his 77th Birthday, edited by Carol J. Compton and John F. Hartmann. Occasional Paper No. 16, (DeKalb: Center for Southeast Asian Studies Northern Illinois University), 1992.
"The Nature of 'Standard' Thai." with Thomas John Hudak in Journal of South Asian Literature, 25.1, 1992.
"The Problems of Southeast Asian Language Instruction: The Case of Thai" in Southeast Asian Studies in the Balance: Reflections from America. edited by Charles Hirschman, et al. (Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies), 1992.
How to contact Professor Bickner:
Center for Southeast Asian Studies