Hello, my name is Ponrawee Prasertsom. I’m a graduate student of linguistics at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

You can reach me at ponrawee.pra at gmail dot com, or @wuggette

Research Interests

  • Primary interests: Language evolution, language and cognition, event/argument structure
  • Secondary interests: History and philosophy of linguistics, syntactic theories, descriptive linguistics, other cognitive sciences

My ongoing MA thesis attempts to model the evolution of linguistic Goal-marking system and the pressures that give rise to two universals uncoverd by Stolz et al. (2014): that Goals are often zero-marked (as opposed to Source), and that only proper place names are zero-marked for Goal.


Prasertsom, Ponrawee. 2019. The goal bias effects on frequencies of different path types and the (ir)relevance of animacy and literalness. Talk at the 15th International Conference on Cognitive Linguistics (ICLC2019), Nishinomiya, Japan. Slides

Prasertsom, Ponrawee. 2019. A typology of Thai complementizers. Talk at 29th Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS29), Tokyo, Japan. SlidesSupplementary Data


Under the supervision of Dr.Attapol Thamrongrattanarit, I created a Conditional Random Fields syllable segmenter for Thai, ssg for short (see the repository on Github for more information). It has now become part of the popular Python package for Thai NLP, PyThaiNLP.


I also blog in my spare time. Here are some of my posts: