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.

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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 • 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Including Minoritized Languages in Education: How Language Policy Developments in Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines can Inform the United Nations International Decade of Indigenous Languages

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The United Nations has declared 2022-32 the “International Decade of Indigenous Languages.” But how can the lofty aspirations of IDIL be realized? Recently enacted language-in-education policies in Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines, developed in cooperation with linguists, local activists and educators, can show the way.


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Kirk Person

Senior Consultant, Literacy and Education, SIL International
My early career focus was on discourse analysis, translation theory, and Tai and Tibeto-Burman Languages.  More recently I've become more involved in sociolinguistic issues, including language policy and the inclusion of minoritized languages into formal education systems throughout... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2022 4:20pm - 4:50pm HST
CC 309/310