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Thomas Hudak

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Professor Emeritus
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Biography

Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

Field Specializations: Aesthetics, Ethnicity, Ethnopoetics, Languages and Literature, Linguistics, Sociocultural Anthropology

Regional Focus: Asia (Southeast)

Education

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Bio

Research:
Thomas J. Hudak focuses on the linguistics and literature 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.

Research Projects:
Documenting Endangered Languages: The Case for the Tai Language Family

Publications

Hudak, T. J. (2006). Review of Folk stories of the Hmong: People of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Journal of Southeast Asian Language Teaching, 12(2).

Hudak, T. J. (2004). William J. Gedney's elicitation questionnaire. Journal of the American Oriental Society, 124(3), 549-559.

Hudak, T. J. Kalaya Tingsbadh, M. R. & Abramson, A. S. (2001). Limericks and rhyme in Thai. In K. Dingsabah & A. Abramson (Eds.), Essays in Tai linguistics. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press.

 

Publications
  • Thomas Hudak. william j. gedney (peer reviewed). lexicon grammaticorum (2009).
  • Hudak, Thomas John. william j. gedney's comparative tai source book (peer reviewed). (2008).
  • hudak, thomas john. tai aesthetics. the tai-kadai languages (peer-reviewed, invited paper) (2008).
  • judy newland, curator. collected impressions. (2008).
  • Hudak, Thomas. 2007 Exhibit: Re-collecting Laos: Selections from the Sage, Hanks, and Hudak Collections. (2007).
  • . . Review of: folk stories of the hmong: people of laos, thailand, and vietna (2006).
  • Thomas Hudak. William J. Gedney's Elicitation Questionnaire. Journal of the American Oriental Society (2004).
  • Hudak, Thomas John, Fiedler, Michelle. zhuang-english lexicon. (2004).
  • Adams, Karen L, Hudak, Thomas John, Lehman, F K. Papers from the seventh annual meeting of the southeast asian linguistics society:1997. (2003).
  • Hudak, Thomas John. bouyei-english lexicon. (2002).
  • Thomas Hudak, M Kalaya Tingsbadh, Arthur Abramson. Limericks and Rhyme in Thai. Essays in Tai Linguistics (2001).
  • Hudak, Thomas John. Minot's White Tai Dictionary: A Phonetic Version. (2001).
  • Hudak, Thomas John, John Hudak, Thomas. Papers from the 6th annual meeting of the southeast asian linguistics society: 1996. (2001).
  • . . Review of: Dictionary of Javanese Proverbs and Idiomatic Expressions (2001).
  • . . Review of: Mythology and Folklore in South-East Asia (2001).
  • Thomas Hudak. Obituary for William J. Gedney (1915-99). The Journal of Asian Studies (2000).
  • Hudak, Thomas John. Cushing's Shan-English Dictionary: A Phonetic Version. (2000).
  • . . Review of: Shifting Languages: Interaction and Identity in Javanese Indonesia (2000).
Research Activity
  • Hudak,Thomas John*. Documentation and Archival-Digitization of Tai Linguistic Data. NSF-SBE(8/1/2005 - 1/31/2008).
  • Hudak,Thomas John*. COMPILATION & PUBLICATION OF TAI LINGUISTIC DATA. NSF-SBE(9/1/1993 - 8/31/1995).
Presentations
  • Hudak, Thomas. Language evidence for the peopling of the world. asb 360 - peopling of the world (Mar 2007).
  • Hudak, Thomas. Documenting Endangered Languages. Institute for Humanities Research: NEH and NSF Funding (Nov 2005).
  • Hudak, Thomas. Lao Grammar. Lao 101 class (Sep 2005).
  • Hudak, Thomas. Research on Linguistics in Southeast Asia. Graduate Student Colloquium Faculty Series (Sep 2005).
  • Hudak, Thomas. Islamic Literature in Southeast Asia for Islam in Southeast Asia. Paradise Valley Community College (Apr 2005).
  • Hudak, Thomas. poetry as a window on history and change in southeast asia. association for asian studies annual meeting (Feb 2004).
  • Hudak, Thomas. Southeast Asian Languages for Building Bridges: Multicultural and Bilingual Education. Focus on Southeast Asia
  • Hudak, Thomas. Thailand: Kings, Monks, and Villagers: Jalan-Jalan Southeast Asia. International Programs Office Staff Seminar
Service
  • CLAS academic integrity policy review, member (2008 - 2208)
  • Lambda Alpha, Anthropolgy Honor Society, Faculty advisor (2009 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Anthropology Association/SHESC, Faculty advisor (2009 - Present)
  • Mueseum of anthropology steering committee, member (2008 - Present)
  • Mueseum of anthropology steering committee, member (2008 - Present)
  • Undergraduate curriculum committee, member (2007 - Present)
  • interdisciplinary linguistics com., grad certificate in linguistics subcom. (2007 - Present)
  • interdisciplinary linguistics com., grad certificate in linguistics subcom. (2007 - Present)
  • Southeast Asia Program, UC Berkeley, online bib project, member (2007 - Present)
  • Southeast Asia Program, UC Berkeley, online thai bib project, member (2007 - Present)
  • student organization resource center (SORC), advisor to SHESC Mentoring program (2007 - Present)
  • undergraduate committee, member (2006 - Present)
  • Friends of Laos, advisor (2005 - Present)
  • SEAM (southeast asia microfilming project) through CRL (College and Research Libraries), executive committee member (2005 - Present)
  • SEAM (southeast asia microfilming project) through CRL (College and Research Libraries), executive committee member (2005 - Present)
  • TESOL, member (2005 - Present)
  • TESOL, member (2005 - Present)
  • Thai Proficiency guidelines com, member (2005 - Present)
  • Thai Proficiency guidelines com, member (2005 - Present)
  • advance summer thai executive com, member (2005 - Present)
  • advance summer thai executive com, member (2005 - Present)
  • advance summer thai selection committee, member (2005 - Present)
  • advance summer thai selection committee, member (2005 - Present)
  • american oriental society, member (2005 - Present)
  • american oriental society, member (2005 - Present)
  • association for asian studies, member (2005 - Present)
  • association for asian studies, member (2005 - Present)
  • association for asian studies translation committee, member (2005 - Present)
  • association for asian studies translation committee, member (2005 - Present)
  • book review editor-khosana, editor (2005 - Present)
  • council on thai studies, member (2005 - Present)
  • council on thai studies, member (2005 - Present)
  • editor-lingua-jurnal bahasa dan sastra, editor (2005 - Present)
  • editor-lingua-jurnal bahasa dan sastra, editor (2005 - Present)
  • interdisciplinary linguistics committee, member (2005 - Present)
  • southeast asian linguistic society, member (2005 - Present)
  • the siam society, member (2005 - Present)
  • the siam society, member (2005 - Present)
  • editor-lingua-jurnal bahasa dan sastra, editor (2004 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Anthropology Association, Presenter (2009 - 2009)
  • CLAS Undergraduate Research Scolarship Committee, member (2008 - 2008)
  • school of advanced research (SAR), santa fe, nm, member of review board (2008 - 2008)
  • center for asian research publications committee, member (2006 - 2008)
  • marketing subcommitte, center for asian reserach publication com, chair (2006 - 2008)
  • department committee to select department teaching award, member (2005 - 2008)
  • Sage family southeast asian studies scholarship committee, member (2005 - 2008)
  • Southeast Asian Essay Competition committee, member (2005 - 2008)
  • lao essay competition committee, member (2005 - 2008)
  • program for southeast asian awards committee, member (2005 - 2008)
  • undergraduate curriculum redesign committee, member (2005 - 2008)
  • committee to create BA in Southeast Asian Studies, member (2007 - 2007)
  • book review editor-journal of southeast asian language teaching, editor (2005 - 2007)
  • program com, 2nd internat. lao studies conference, member (2007 - 2007)
  • planning committee-second international lao studies conference:2007 at ASU, member (2005 - 2007)
  • program subcommittee, 2nd international conf on Lao studies, member (2006 - 2007)
  • program for southeast asian studies executive com, member (2005 - 2007)
  • planning committee-second international lao studies conference:2007 at ASU, member (2005 - 2007)
  • undergraduate anthropology association, presenter (2006 - 2006)
  • lao 101, presenter (2006 - 2006)
  • 1st international conference on lao studies volume, reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • modern language review, reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • ad hoc promotion and tenure committee to review Jonson tenure case, member (2005 - 2006)
  • museum steering committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • personnel committee, social-cultural rep (2005 - 2006)
  • personnel committee review committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • program for southeast asian studies editorial board, member (2005 - 2006)
  • peoples of southeast asia (ASB 240), presenter (2006 - 2006)
  • museum steering committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • personnel committee, social-cultural rep (2005 - 2006)
  • program for southeast asian studies editorial board, member (2005 - 2006)
  • undergraduate curriculum redesign committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • institute for humanities research, presenter (2005 - 2005)
  • department rep to college meeting on promotion and tenure changes, member (2005 - 2005)
  • Lao 101 class, presenter (2005 - 2005)
  • graduate student colloquium faculty series, anthro dept, presenter (2005 - 2005)
  • Paradise Valley Com. college/Program for Southeast Asian Studies, presenter (2005 - 2005)
  • Friends of Laos, advisor (2004)
  • TESOL, member (2004)
  • Thai Proficiency guidelines com, member (2004)
  • advance summer thai executive com, member (2004)
  • advance summer thai selection committee, member (2004)
  • american oriental society, member (2004)
  • association for asian studies, member (2004)
  • book review editor-journal of southeast asian language teachers, editor (2004)
  • book review editor-khosana, editor (2004)
  • center for asian studies study abroad committee, member (2004)
  • council on thai studies, member (2004)
  • curriculum committee, member (2004)
  • interdisciplinary linguistics committee, member (2004)
  • lao scholarship selection committee, member (2004)
  • museum steering committee, member (2004)
  • organizing committee for the Paradise Vally community college workshop on Islam, member (2004)
  • personnel committee, social-cultural rep (2004)
  • planning committee-first international lao studies conference:2005, member (2004)
  • program for southeast asian studies editorial board, member (2004)
  • program for southeast asian studies executive com, member (2004)
  • promotion and tenure, member (2004)
  • search committee for Thai library assistant, member (2004)
  • search committee for administrative assistant for program for southeast asia studies, member (2004)
  • seven year review committee, member (2004)
  • southeast asian linguistic society, member (2004)
  • the siam society, member (2004)
  • undergraduate committee, chair (2004)
  • college quality of instruction committee, social science representative (2003)
  • committee on class reduction, member (2003)
  • high school language fair, southeast asian language representative (2003)
  • program for southeast asian studies, judge (2003)
  • program for southeast asian studies-committee for the enrichment of southeast asian related courses, member (2003)
  • translation committee-association for asian studies, member (2003)
  • 35th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Arizona State University, Co-organizer (2002 - 2002)