Suwilai Premsrirat

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Dr. Suwilai Premsrirat is a Professor of Linguistics at the Resource Center for Documentation and Revitalization of Endangered Languages and Cultures, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia (RILCA), Mahidol University, Thailand. She has been researching and writing on ethnic minority languages in Thailand and mainland Southeast Asia since , specializing in Mon-Khmer languages. Her major publications include a Thesaurus and Dictionary Series of Khmu in Southeast Asia, an Ethnolinguistic map of endangered languages of Thailand. Her work on endangered languages includes a survey of endangered languages in Thailand; documentation work on languages in Thailand such as Northern Khmer, So (Thavung), Nyah Kur, Chong, Kasong as well as the Iduh language in Laos and Vietnam; and language revitalization programs for Chong, Nyah Kur, Thavung, Gong, Lavua, Mpi and Mlabri. Dr. Suwilai is the founder of the Research Center of Documentation and Revitalization of Endangered Languages and Cultures. She is currently working on a program for Patani Malay – Thai Mother Tongue – Based Bilingual Education in Southern Thailand. She has received the Mahidol Award as an outstanding researcher (Humanities) in 2001, the National Research Council of Thailand