The Linguistic Institute of Payap University conducts research in the areas of linguistics and language documentation, assessment of language development needs, analysis and development for the publishing of texts in minority languages, designing of new software to aid language research and development, and the adapting of pre-existing software for specific needs. The Institute also conducts workshops in the areas of language development, linguistics, ethnoarts, and translation for the benefit of language communities.
To serve the language communities of Southeast Asia through linguistic research and language development.
Components of the Linguistics Institute:
The Linguistics Institute has four units: Language Software Development and Support Unit, Linguistic Research and Documentation Unit, the Language Development and Training Unit, and the Northern Training Unit. The Language Software Unit designs new software to aid language research and development, and also assists with preparing and typesetting texts in Non-Roman scripts of the region. The Linguistic Research Unit is involved in documentation and analysis of minority languages of the region, with the goal of publishing its findings for the benefit of the scientific community. The Language Development and Training Unit promotes the development and preservation of minority languages by providing training to enable ethnic minority peoples to develop literature and literacy in their mother tongue. The Northern Training Unit serves the same purpose from its location in Mae Sai, on the northern border of Thailand.