Lao is spoken in Laos and rtheastern Thailand, where it is called 'Isan'. Focusing on the main dialect of the Lao PDR, this is the first Lao dictionary to present the correct Ventiane pronunciation. As one of the few Lao/English dictionaries available, the English-Lao section has been expanded for English speakers seeking such a reference. The phrasebook, also including pronunciation, provides cultural and language tips for the traveller.
James Higbie holds a BA in Biology from Denison University and an MA in ESL teaching from the University of Hawaii. He served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone and has worked in education projects in Thailand, Laos, Sudan, and Kenya. Previous publications include Thai Reference Grammar, Essential Thai, Let's Speak Thai, Let's Speak Lao, and Lao-English/English- Lao Dictionary and Phrasebook, which is published by Hippocrene Books.