Publication details [#56675]

Wyatt, Brett and Suthinee Promkandorn. 2012. A discourse analysis of the Thai experience of “being krengjai”. Intercultural Pragmatics 9 (3) : 361–383.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This crosslinguistic, historic study demonstrates that the multiplicity of (15 general in English language translated, then back into Thai translated) meanings of the Thai cultural practice of krengjai can be promptly accounted for by English-language research, employing a critical discourse analytic perspective to sharply define the context of the examined cultural practice.