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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Friday, May 20 • 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Ampenan Sasak -an: A single suffix with many functions

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This paper offers an integrated approach to Austronesian applicative morphology through an investigation of -an in a Sasak dialect(Austronesian, Lombok). While previous studies argue for homophony or unification under a single function, we demonstrate the polyfunctionality of -an is even more extreme when language use is considered.


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University of Hawai'i at Manoa
I just earned my Ph.D. from University of Hawai'i at Manoa. I work on language documentation, morphosyntax, naturally occurring discourse, and variationist sociolinguistics. My dissertation entitled Diathesis, Grammatical Relations, and Clitics in Ampenan Sasak. I am a member of Sasak... Read More →
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Bradley McDonnell

Associate Professor, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Friday May 20, 2022 3:40pm - 4:10pm HST
CC Ballroom 2/3