Journal of Social Sciences

A Study of Forms and Linguistic Usage of Meeting Documents in the Reign of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn and the Reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Preeya Hiranpradit

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2010.483.487

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 3

Pages 483-487

Abstract

Problem statement: At present, meeting is an activity which is necessary for work. Gathering for discussing or solving problems is assumed that it has been held since the reign of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn. The purposes of this research were these: (1) to investigate forms of meeting documents in the reign of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn and the reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, (2) to analyses meeting procedures from the minutes of the meetings in the reign of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn and the reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and (3) to analyses Thai usage in the minutes of the meetings in the reign of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn and the reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Approach: The meeting documents in the reign of His Majesty King Chalalongkorn such as microfilms and four books of script photos were analyzed, they consisted of four meeting document: (1) the minutes of the meeting of the Minister Council in the first session on the Council of State Affairs Councilor, (2) the minute of the meeting of the Minister Council in Rattanakosin Era of 111, (3) the minute of the meeting of the Minister Council in the second session, part one in Rattanakosin Era of 112 and (4) the minutes of the meeting of the Minister Council in the third session in Rattanakosin Era of 113. A total pages of these documents was 1,000 pages. A sample was 6 experts I creating meeting documents and 1 linguistic expert. Research data were collected by means of an interview, the data were analyzed by means of an interpretation and a composition technique and were presented by means of a descriptive analysis. Results: (1) Forms of meeting documents in the reign of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn and His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej consisted of these: (i) A law of meeting regulations, (ii) a document of meeting schedule and agenda, (iii) the minutes of the meeting, (iv) a meeting document and (v) an after-meeting document (2) Meeting procedures in the reign of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn were proceeded according to a law of meeting regulations; for example the regulations of the meeting, the minutes of the meeting and the Royal Decree on Principle ad procedure for discussion meeting. Meeting procedures in the reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej divided into 2 types were these: (i) holding a meeting according to regulations ad holding a meeting according to an agenda (general meeting) (ii) Thai usage in the minute of the meeting in the reign of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn ad His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej had the differences in writing style, idioms, outlines and technical terms. Conclusion/Recommendations: Research results revealed the difference in forms and linguistic usage of meeting documents between in the reign of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn ad His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, especially the differences in writing styles, idioms, outlines and technical terms concerning the meeting.

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