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New insights from Thailand into the maternal genetic history of Mainland Southeast Asia
An additional 560 mtDNA genomes from 22 groups are added, with a focus on the TK-speaking central Thai people and the Sino-Tibetan speaking Karen, finding extensive diversity, including 62 haplogroups not reported previously from this region.
Mapping between Lexical Tones and Musical Notes in Thai Pop Songs
The results suggest that there is a statistically significant parallelism between tonal transitions and musical note transitions in Thai pop songs and suggest that Thai pop music composition does not strive to maximize parallel transitions but prefer to avoid opposing transitions.
Reconstructing the Human Genetic History of Mainland Southeast Asia: Insights from Genome-Wide Data from Thailand and Laos
The first detailed insights into the genetic profiles of Thai/Lao ethnolinguistic groups are provided, which should be helpful for reconstructing human genetic history in MSEA and selecting populations for participation in ongoing whole genome sequence and biomedical studies.
Layers of Chinese Loanwords in Protosouthwestern Tai as Evidence for the Dating of the Spread of Southwestern Tai
- Pittayawat Pittayaporn
The current ethno-linguistic landscape of mainland Southeast Asia is a result of the spread of Tai speakers from southern China. This study examines Chinese loanwords in Proto-Southwestern Tai, the…
Laryngeal contrasts in the Tai dialect of Cao Bằng
- Pittayawat Pittayaporn, James P. Kirby
- LinguisticsJournal of the International Phonetic Association
- 13 September 2016
The Tai dialect spoken in Cao Bằng province, Vietnam, is at an intermediate stage between tonal register split and the accompanying transphonologization of a voicing contrast into a dual-register…
Do note values affect parallelism between lexical tones and musical notes in Thai pop songs?
There is a statistically significant parallelism between tonal transitions and musical note transitions in Thai pop songs, though note duration has no significant effect on the degree of parallelism.
Phonologically-constrained change: The role of the foot in monosyllabization and rhythmic shifts in Mainland Southeast Asia
Changes in word shapes in Mainland Southeast Asia are usually attributed to contact-induced typological convergence. However, little attention has been paid to the role of structural constraints in…
Genetic and linguistic correlation of the Kra–Dai-speaking groups in Thailand
The Mantel test, an analysis of molecular variance, and the approximate Bayesian computation procedure employed to evaluate potential factors for driving genetic diversity revealed that language is the predominant factor affecting genetic variations, whereas geography is not.
Reconstruction of Proto-Tai negators
Based on comparative data from 64 modern Tai varieties, we propose that Proto-Tai had three distinct negators, namely *ɓawB, *mi and *pajB. These morphemes were distinguished from each other in terms…