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 • 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Reexamining the historical relationships of the “Western Plains” languages

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This study reexamines data for the Austronesian languages once spoken in the Western Plains region of Taiwan, which are generally considered to form a subgroup. The phonological and lexical evidence previously given is found to be problematic, and similarities are instead proposed as a result of contact.


avatar for Kye Shibata

Kye Shibata

Ph.D. Student, National Tsing Hua University
My primary interests are in historical linguistics and phonology. I work primarily on Formosan languages (Austronesian languages in Taiwan), but I am always looking to broaden my horizons.

Wednesday May 18, 2022 1:40pm - 2:10pm HST
CC 308