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researcher , Thai language educator

Anthony Van Nostrand Diller, Thai language educator, researcher. Volunteer United States Peace Corps, Thailand, 1963-1967; active in Australian language policy affairs. Fellow Australian Academy of the Humanities; member Linguistic Society of America, Australian Linguistic Society, Siam Society (Bangkok, life).

Background

Diller, Anthony Van Nostrand was born on November 16, 1940 in Oakland, California, United States. Arrived in Australia, 1978. Son of Elliot Van Nostrand and Berta Marie (Ill) Diller.

Education

Bachelor, Williams College, 1962. Master of Arts in Education, Johns Hopkins University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1976.

Career

Coordinator training, Peace Corps, Hilo, Hawaii., 1968; research supervisor, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1972-1973; lecturer, Australian National U., Canberra, Australia, 1978-1990; reader, Australian National U., Canberra, since 1990; deputy dean, acting dean Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National U., Canberra, since 1995. Keynote speaker Pan-Asiatic Linguitics Confs., Bangkok, 1988, 96. Director National Thai Studies Center Foundation, Canberra, Australia, since 1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor International Encyclopedia Linguistics, 2002. (anthology) The World's Writing Systems, 1996. Co-author (Civil Defense ROM) Learning Thai Script, 1997.

      Also contributor over 50 articles to other publications in field.

Membership

Volunteer United States Peace Corps, Thailand, 1963-1967. Active in Australian language policy affairs. Fellow Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Member Linguistic Society of America, Australian Linguistic Society, Siam Society (Bangkok, life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, boating.

Connections

father:
Elliot Van Nostrand Diller

mother:
Berta Marie (Ill) Diller