This biographical article is written like a résumé. (October 2010)
Professor Theraphan Luangthongkum (also cited variously as L-Thongkum, L. Thongkum or Thongkum in publications) is a Thai linguist, specializing in phonetics, linguistic fieldwork, lexicography and minority languages of Southeast Asia. She is currently a faculty member of the Department of Linguistics, the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
Prof. Luangthongkum graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University in 1968 with a BA (2nd class honors) in English. She then went to the University of California at Davis, where she received her MA in Linguistics in 1970. With a scholarship from the Ford Foundation, she furthered her studies in phonetics at the University of Edinburgh, where she obtained her Ph.D. in 1977.
- Distinguished Researcher Award (Humanities), National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), 2002.
- Outstanding Research Award (Humanities), National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), 2002.
- Distinguished Professor Award (Humanities), Chulalongkorn University, 2003.
- Distinguished Professor Award, The Eakin Laugesen Memorial Fund, 2006.
- Distinguished Research Award, the Academic Affairs Section, the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), 2007.