Thai Reference

A page in progress, the books I own personally will go here. No worries on this page being slim pickings, as I have a decent collection of Thai grammar books and dictionaries. And if I don’t have your favourites, then let me know via my contact page.

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I have all of the Thai grammar books available, but not all of the top Thai dictionaries. What I do own came to me recommended, some rather highly.

Thai grammar…

A Reference Grammar of Thai

A Reference Grammar of Thai
Authors: Shoichi Iwasaki and Preeya Ingkaphirom
Paperback: 420 pages
Size: 10.9 x 8.2 x 1″
Published: April 9, 2009

Thai Essential Grammar

Thai Essential Grammar
Author: David Smyth
Paperback: 240 pages
Size: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.6″
Published: Oct 11, 2002
Kindle: Thai: An Essential Grammar ebook
WLT: Interviewing Successful Thai Language Learner: David Smyth

Thai Reference Grammar

Thai Reference Grammar
Author: James Higbie
Paperback: 443 pages
Size: 9.4 x 6.9 x 1″
Published: July 10, 2006 (I have 2003)

Thai dictionaries…

Thai-English Student's Dictionary

Thai-English Student’s Dictionary
Author: Mary Haas
Paperback: 668 pages
Size: 9.6 x 7.4 x 1.6″
Published: June 1, 1964
Remembering Mary Haas’s Work on Thai, by James A. Matisoff
WLT: Mary Haas Thai-English Student’s Dictionary in Bangkok

Thai-English Dictionary

Thai-English, English-Thai Compact Dictionary
Author: Benjawan Poomsan Becker and Chris Pirazzi
Paperback: 982 pages
Size: 5.9 x 4.3 x 1.5″
Published: February 14, 2009
WLT: Interviewing Successful Thai Language Learner: Chris Pirazzi
WLT: Interview: Benjawan Poomsan Becker

Thai English Dictionary

Thai-English Dictionary
Author: Domnern Garden and Sathienpong Wannapok
Paperback: 776 pages
Size: 185 x 131 x 40mm
Published: September, 2008 

Thai picture dictionaries…

Oxford Picture Dictionary: English/Thai

Oxford Picture Dictionary: English/Thai
Authors: Jayme Adelson-Goldstein and Norma Shapiro
Paperback: 320 pages
Size: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.8″
Published: September 15, 2008

The Oxford-Duden Pictorial Thai & English Dictionary

The Oxford-Duden Pictorial Thai & English Dictionary
Author: Oxford University Press
Paperback: 866 pages
Size: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.5″
Published: September 4, 1997

Note: Products from Benjawan Becker (hardcopy) are listed here: Learn Thai with Benjawan Poomsan Becker