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 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Stability and change in parental sibling kin terms in the Tai languages

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This study surveys kin terms for parental siblings (i.e. ‘aunt’ and ‘uncle’) across the Tai languages, drawing from a large Kra-Dai lexical database. I overview different systems of categorization within the Tai branch, and discuss the stability of form and meaning in these terms, and the number of reconstructible etyma.


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Rikker Dockum

Swarthmore College

Friday May 20, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm HST
CC 309/310