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Thomas J. Hudak
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1981
Professor


SHESC Themes: Human Origins, Evolution and Diversity; Culture, Heritage and Identity

Field specializations: aesthetics, ethnicity, ethnopoetics,
languages and literature, linguistics, sociocultural anthropology

Regional focus: Asia (Southeast)

 

About Research
Hudak focuses on the linguistics and literatures of Southeast Asia, with a particular emphasis on the Thai and Indonesian languages. His research has involved the analysis and interpretation of ethnopoetics and ethnoaesthetics. Current topics of his research include: the translation of classical Thai poetry, the uses of repetition in literary discourse, and the compiling and editing of primary data from twenty Tai languages and dialects.

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Select Publications
Hudak, Thomas J. (In press) (expected 2005).
William J. Gedney?s Elicitation Questionnaire. Journal of the American Oriental Society.

Hudak, Thomas J. (2001)
Minot's White Tai Dictionary: A Phonetic Version, editor. Tempe, AZ: Program for Southeast Asian Studies, Arizona State University. 167 pp.

Hudak, Thomas J. (2000)
Cushing's Shan-English Dictionary: A Phonetic Version, editor. Tempe, AZ: Program for Southeast Asian Studies, Arizona State University. 304 pp.

Hudak, Thomas J. (1997)
William J. Gedney's Tai Dialect Studies: Glossaries, Texts, and Translations, editor. Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia, no. 45. Ann Arbor: Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies. The University of Michigan. 1354 pp.

Hudak, Thomas J. (1996)
William J. Gedney's The Lue Language: Glossary, Texts, and Translations, editor. Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia, no. 44. Ann Arbor: Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies. The University of Michigan. 1360 pp.

Hudak, Thomas J. (1995)
William J. Gedney's Central Tai Dialects: Glossaries, Texts, and Translations, editor. Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia, no. 43. Ann Arbor: Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, The University of Michigan. 970 pp.

Hudak Thomas J. (1994)
William J. Gedney's Southwestern Tai Dialects: Glossaries, Texts, and Translations, editor. Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia, no. 42. Ann Arbor: Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, The University of Michigan. 1118 pp.

Hudak Thomas J. (1993)
William J. Gedney's The Saek Language: Glossary, Texts, and Translations, editor. Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia, no. 41. Ann Arbor: Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, The University of Michigan. 989 pp.

Hudak Thomas J. (1991)
William J. Gedney's The Tai Dialect of Lungming: Glossary, Texts, and Translations, editor. Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia, no. 39. Ann Arbor: Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, The University of Michigan. 1189 pp.

Hudak Thomas J. (1991)
William J. Gedney's The Yay Language: Glossary, Texts, and Translations, editor. Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia, no. 38. Ann Arbor: Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies. The University of Michigan. 757 pp.

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