Reference as Cohesive Devices toward Popular Thai Soap Opera in 2019

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Oratai Khanto
Warawat Sriyaphai
Warunya Yingyongsak
Boonyong Ketthet


The purpose of this study is to examine the reference as cohesive devices toward the famous thai soap opera in 2019 by using the cohesive reference theory. The analyzed data were the plays from three of the most popular thai soap opera of 2019. They were 1) Pu bao Indy Yayee Inter (Mister Indy Honey Hipster), 2) Sarawat Yai (The chief inspector), and 3) Krongkam (The karma cage). The study revealed that the reference cohesion can be analyzed into three characteristics: pronominal reference, demonstrative reference and comparative reference. Firstly, two types of pronominal reference were analyzed as: personal pronouns and nouns used as pronouns. The formers were the first person, the second person and the third person and the latter were: 1) proper name terms, 2) kinship terms, 3) title terms, 4) occupation terms, 5) alias terms, and 6) possessive terms. Secondly, the demonstrative reference was indicated by demonstrative adjective such as this, that, these and those. Lastly, the comparative reference was found in similarity comparisons. 

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Khanto, O., Sriyaphai, W. ., Yingyongsak, W. ., & Ketthet, B. . (2021). Reference as Cohesive Devices toward Popular Thai Soap Opera in 2019. WIWITWANNASAN, 5(3), 25 53. Retrieved from
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