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Dhirawit Pinyonatthagarn was born in 1956, and graduated with B.A. (Education) from Mahachula Buddhist University(Bangkok), in 1979(GPA 3.61), M.A.(Linguistics), M.Phil.(Linguistics), and Ph.D. (Linguistics) from The University of Delhi, India, in 1981, 1983, and 1990, respectively, with the scholarship for Ph.D. from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Government of India. In the past, he worked at several places in different positions, for examples: The US Library of Congress(Cataloger),The Nation(Rewriter), The Imperial Hotel(Assistant Secretary to the Chairman Akorn Hoontrakul), Thammasat University(Instructor), Chulalongkorn University(IUP Coordinator), Prince of Songkhla University(Instructor). He has attended a number of national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops, as both participant and presenter. In 1995, he was invited as Visiting Fellow at Thai Studies Center, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. In 1999, he visited Goldsmiths College, University of London, and in the same year, he presented a paper and chaired a session in the UNESCO-UNISPAR International Conference on University-Industry Cooperation, held in Lodz, Poland. He was also a member of the Editorial Board for Senzor Journal, University of Kosic, Slovak Republic. In 2002, he was invited as a Visiting Professor at Northern Illinois University. While in USA, he visited MIT, Harvard University, and Wat Thai Dhammaram in Chicago. In 2008, he visited China and Hong Kong as a vacationer with his family. In 2005, he ran in the senatorial election in Thailand just before military revolution on 19 September 2005. In 2008, he visited China and Hong Kong as a vacationer with his family He is currently Head of Translation and Interpretation Unit, SUT.