Part 4 – Stu Jay Raj – Thinking in Meanings

In Part 4 of Joh Jai’s interview with Stu Raj, we hear how he thinks about language, culture, meanings and linguistic principles outside the boundaries of words and how he helps others develop this skill through the use of hand signs that he has developed himself.

Stuart Jay Raj is a polyglot who specializes in the languages and dialects spoken in South East Asia and China. His talents have allowed him to earn a professional living as a simultaneous interpreter in Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Indonesian, among others, providing language and cultural training for multinational companies in the region and hosting his own TV programme on Thailand's Channel 5. He holds a degree in Cognitive and Applied Linguistics from Griffith University and has become an expert in the field of language acquisition with a strong track record of success. Stuart's background knowledge of Sanskrit, Khmer, Lao and various Chinese dialects and minority languages enables him to present a fascinating and unique perspective on the Thai language which makes everything fall logically into place.