Welcome to the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS 31)! Thank you for joining us.
(Please not that we are still awaiting a few items for the schedule, and they will be added as they come in)

In-person attendees: Face masks are required for indoor events on the UH Mānoa campus and in the conference venues. Please make sure to bring and wear yours. (NOTE: Presenters can remove their masks when presenting, but attendees must keep their masks on.) Please also be advised that the presentation rooms have air conditioning, so if you tend to get cold in air-conditioned rooms, you may want to bring a sweater or jacket with you.
Wi-Fi: We will be providing access to UHM Wifi for in-person attendees. There will be a new login each day, which will be posted in all presentation rooms and at the registration desk.
Registration: Registration will be open from 11 AM to 4:50 PM every day in the foyer of the Campus Center Ballroom (3rd floor)
Coffee Service: A coffee service will be available from 11 AM to 4:50 PM every day in Ballroom 1 of Campus Center
Virtual Posters: Posters are asynchronous this year. Please refer to the two poster blocks at the top of the schedule to view the posters and brief presentation videos from the poster presenters.

Need help using Sched? Refer to our Sched Guidelines

This conference was co-organized by the UHM Department of Linguistics and the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and received generous funding from the National Science Foundation, the NFLRC, and the UHM Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS).

Featured Speakers


avatar for Khairunnisa


University of Hawai'i at Manoa
avatar for Nathan Adamson

Nathan Adamson

Brigham Young University
MA Student
avatar for Edith Aldridge

Edith Aldridge

Academia Sinica
Research Fellow
avatar for Mark Alves

Mark Alves

Montgomery College
avatar for Gregory D S Anderson

Gregory D S Anderson

Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages
avatar for Cristian Arizo

Cristian Arizo

Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Senior Student
avatar for Russell Barlow

Russell Barlow

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Ivan Bondoc

University of Toronto
avatar for Sansuma Brahma

Sansuma Brahma

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Ph.D. Research Scholar
avatar for Mary Burke

Mary Burke

University of North Texas
Ph.D. candidate

Amber Camp

University of Hawaii at Manoa
avatar for Kritsana Canilao

Kritsana Canilao

Department of Linguistics, University of the Philippines-Diliman
Assistant Professorial Fellow

Tsan Tsai Chan

Universität Leipzig
avatar for Victoria Chen

Victoria Chen

Victoria University of Wellington

Yi-Ting Chen

Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages

Yunchuan Chen

Duke University
avatar for Yi-Yang Cheng

Yi-Yang Cheng

University of California, Santa Barbara & Harvard University
PhD Candidate in Linguistics

Peter Chong

Universiti Sains Malaysia

C.-T. Tim Chou

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Associate Professor

Danh Sam Cong

Faculty of Linguistics, USSH, Hanoi VNU
avatar for Noah Cruz

Noah Cruz

University of the Philippines Diliman
avatar for Kamil Deen

Kamil Deen

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Scott Delancey

University of Oregon
avatar for Rikker Dockum

Rikker Dockum

Swarthmore College
avatar for Divine Angeli Endriga

Divine Angeli Endriga

University of the Philippines
Assistant Professor

Martin Everaert

Uil-OTS, Utrecht University

Shin Fukuda

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Maria Kristina Gallego

University of the Philippines and the Australian National University
avatar for Philip Jade Gazil

Philip Jade Gazil

DepEd Philippines
avatar for Ryan Gehrmann

Ryan Gehrmann

University of Edinburgh
PhD Candidate
avatar for Opino Gomango

Opino Gomango

Livingtongues Institution for Endanger Language
Project coordinator
avatar for Luke Horo

Luke Horo

Living Tongues Institute
Postdoctoral researcher
avatar for Fuhui Hsieh

Fuhui Hsieh

Tatung University

BUI Linh Hue

Thai Nguyen University of Sciences
avatar for Yingyot Kanchina

Yingyot Kanchina

Mahidol University

Bambang Kartono

Uil-OTS, Utrecht University
PhD student

Rajlaxmi Konwar

Research Scholar

Jonathan Kuo

National Taipei University of Technology
avatar for Tun Aung Kyaw

Tun Aung Kyaw

University of Yangon
Professor and Head of the Department
avatar for Esther Lam

Esther Lam

University of Edinburgh
avatar for Trinh Cam Lan

Trinh Cam Lan

Faculty of Linguistics, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU

Ashley Laughlin

Chulalongkorn University

Hui-Chi Lee

National Cheng Kung University
avatar for Khet Lengwiriyakul

Khet Lengwiriyakul

Department of Linguistics, Chulalongkorn University
Master's student
avatar for Paul Li

Paul Li

Instittue of Liguistics, Academia Sinica
avatar for Yi-ling Liao

Yi-ling Liao

Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University

Chihkai Lin

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Tzong-Hong Lin

Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University
avatar for Bradley McDonnell

Bradley McDonnell

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Associate Professor

Marc Miyake

Independent scholar
avatar for Sh. Francis Monsang

Sh. Francis Monsang

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai
Ph.D. Scholar
avatar for Natchanan Natpratan

Natchanan Natpratan

Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, Kasetsart University
Assistant Professor
avatar for Tianyi Ni

Tianyi Ni

The Ohio State University
Ph.D student
avatar for Stephen Nolan

Stephen Nolan

University of Tasmania
Ph.D, Unaffiliated researcher
avatar for Anongnard Nusartlet

Anongnard Nusartlet

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Ph.D. Student, SEALS31 Subcommittee
avatar for Teresa W. S. Ong

Teresa W. S. Ong

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Research Associate
avatar for Hero Patrianto

Hero Patrianto

Victoria University at Wellington; Language Office of East Java (Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture)
PhD Student; Linguist
avatar for Kirk Person

Kirk Person

SIL International
Senior Consultant, Literacy and Education
avatar for Trần Phan

Trần Phan

Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University
avatar for Trang Phan

Trang Phan

Vietnam National University Hanoi
avatar for Ratchadaporn Phonyarit

Ratchadaporn Phonyarit

Walailak University
avatar for Pittayawat Pittayaporn

Pittayawat Pittayaporn

Chulalongkorn University
avatar for Milntra Raksachat

Milntra Raksachat

University of Oregon
Doctoral Candidate
avatar for Kittinata Rhekhalilit

Kittinata Rhekhalilit

Department of Foreign Languages, Kasetsart University
Assistant Professor
avatar for Aldrin Ludovice Salipande

Aldrin Ludovice Salipande

National University, Manila, Philippines
Assistant Professor/ Research Coordinator/ Doctoral Candidate

Kevin Samejon

Linguistics Department, Boston University
PhD Student
avatar for Daria Saparova

Daria Saparova

Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
MA student
avatar for Bobita Sarangthem

Bobita Sarangthem

P. G. Dept. od Linguistics, Berhampur University, Odisha, India
Assistant Professor

Amy Schafer

University of Hawaii at Manoa
avatar for Ponchanok Saenthaweesuk Seedabut

Ponchanok Saenthaweesuk Seedabut

Sisaket Rajabhat University

Karl Seifen

Université Lumière Lyon 2 - CNRS DDL
avatar for Kye Shibata

Kye Shibata

National Tsing Hua University
Ph.D. Student
avatar for Paul Sidwell

Paul Sidwell

The University of Sydney
Honorary Associate
avatar for Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith

Chinese University of Hong Kong/National University of Singapore

Tamisha L. Tan

Harvard University, Nanyang Technological University
PhD Candidate
avatar for Shinnakrit Tangsiriwattanakul

Shinnakrit Tangsiriwattanakul

Ohio State University
Graduate Student
avatar for Santhawat Thanyawong

Santhawat Thanyawong

Chulalongkorn University
PhD Candidate
avatar for Quynh Nguyen Thu

Quynh Nguyen Thu

Thainguyen University of Education
avatar for Napasri Timyam

Napasri Timyam

Department of Linguistics, Kasetsart University
Associate Professor
avatar for Christina Truong

Christina Truong

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
SEALS Local Organizing Committee / PhD Candidate in Linguistics
avatar for Li-Yang Tseng

Li-Yang Tseng

Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University
M.A student
avatar for Ava Villareal

Ava Villareal

Surigaonon Studies Center
avatar for Eline Visser

Eline Visser

University of Oslo
avatar for Benjamin van der Voorn

Benjamin van der Voorn

Wycliffe NZ
Member Before Assignment
avatar for James Wamsley

James Wamsley

Indiana University
PhD Candidate
avatar for Xingyue Wang

Xingyue Wang

Kobe City University of Foreign Studies PhD program
avatar for Sho YAMAOKA


Osaka University / JSPS
PD research fellow
avatar for Cathryn Yang

Cathryn Yang

SIL & Payap University
avatar for Muhammad Zakaria

Muhammad Zakaria

Osaka University
Postdoctoral fellow