Welcome to the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS 31)! Thank you for joining us.
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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).
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Wednesday, May 18 • 3:40pm - 4:10pm
The distribution of discourse particle ka in Isaan narrative text

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This paper analyzes the functions of discourse particle ka in Isaan narrative texts using a combination of discourse analysis and analysis of corpus frequency patterns. The results suggest that
  • The particle ka tends to co-occur more with overt NP subjects 
  • The "optional" cases of ka are strongly associated with the semantic Main Event Line 
  • Propositions carrying ka exhibit certain kinds of inter-propositional relationship (consequence of a condition, result of a cause, and sequenced events).


avatar for Milntra Raksachat

Milntra Raksachat

Doctoral Candidate, University of Oregon
I am a doctoral candidate in Linguistics. My research focuses on word, sentence, and discourse structures. I have a passion for language teaching and curriculum development, which motivate me to conduct linguistic research on my native language Isaan, a language variety spoken in... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2022 3:40pm - 4:10pm HST
CC 309/310