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 • 11:00am - Friday, May 20 • 5:00pm
Virtual Posters (asynchronous) - Part 1

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Phonology of Agta Lopenze (Aldrin Salipande)
Inagta Lopenze is a critically endangered Philippine Negrito language. This poster presents a synchronic description of its phonology: the phonemic inventory (i.e., consonants and vowels and their allophones), suprasegmental features (i.e., syllable, stress, and diphthongs), phonotactics, and morphological processes. In addition, brief notes on the proposed orthography are discussed.

Three Ways to Serialise Verbs in Amarasi (Tamisha L. Tan )
This poster explores three types of surface-similar Serial Verb Constructions in Amarasi (Central Malayo-Polynesian: West Timor) and employs novel syntactic and prosodic diagnostics to argue that they each instantiate distinct underlying structures, as evidenced by differing word order, argument introduction, and stress assignment facts.

Revisiting Filipino and Hiligaynon Numerals (Noah Cruz)
This poster provides a reanalysis of the word classification of Filipino and Hiligaynon numerals.

Designing archival collections to support language revitalization: Case study of the Bodo Language Resource (Mary Burke)
This submission reports the preliminary findings of a case study describing Bodo archiving and revitalization efforts. To better understand the connections between language documentation, archiving, and pedagogy in northeast India, the creators and users of the Bodo Language Resource will be interviewed about their experiences with archiving and revitalization activities.

Persisting Phonological Processes among Filipino Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Cristian Arizo, Katrina Pauline Aldovino, Samantha Marie Dio, Andrea Beatriz Fernandez, Nicole Jewel Villamor & Annabelle Gordonas)
Few studies explored phonological processes among Filipino children with autism spectrum disorder. All of the participants demonstrated different phonological processes. The researchers observed that lack of access to therapies that aim to improve speech and communication abilities might result in a considerably high number of phonological processes among other participants.

Dynamic antisymmetry and a theory of Tagalog scrambling (Philip Jade Gazil)
The poster proposes a theory of scrambling in Tagalog based on dynamic antisymmetry. It postulates that D/NP arguments marked by ang and ng are both complex units standing symmetrical to each other. This symmetry results in an unordered set R(y, x)->R(x, y) which represents the ways the arguments can be ordered.

Understanding the classifier-plural-article trio: a Vietnamese perspective (Trang Phan)
Vietnamese has some characteristics that are relatively rare in generalized classifier languages (a.) It possesses a significant number of nouns which can directly combine with numerals without the mediation of classifiers in the context of counting; (b.) It has developed two highly productive plural markers những and các (c.) It has also developed a distinctive behavior for the numeral một (‘one’) which sets it aside from that of other numerals. In this poster, we propose that such unusual properties of Vietnamese can be accounted for in a principled way, on the basis of a type-driven parametric approach.

The ancient dialect of the Area IV through two Nghe Tinh dialect dictionaries (Trinh Cam Lan)
The poster outlines the appearance of the ancient dialect of the Area IV based on lexical data from two dialect dictionaries. This presentation will attempt to reconstruct the phonological and lexical correspondences that reflect the relationships of origin, contact and language borrowing in the history of Vietnamese in Area IV.

An Exploration Study of Language Shift among Chinese Elders in Penang, Malaysia (Teresa W. S. Ong)
This poster presents an examination of language practices of Chinese elders living in Penang, Malaysia through semi-structured interviews.The findings will demonstrate that language shift is evident, which is harmful for the Chinese community there as it will impact the survival of Chinese heritage languages.

Stress-conditioned vowel change in reduplicated and suffixed words: Evidence from Cebuano /u/ (Kevin Samejon)
The present study provides initial evidence of stress-conditioned vowel change found on syllable-final /u/ of reduplicated and suffixed root words in Cebuano, a Philippine language.

Adverbials: Uniformly postverbal in Southeast Asian languages? (Tsan Tsai Chan)
This contribution explores whether the head-modifier order shown by adjectivally modified noun phrases in many mainland Southeast Asian (MSEA) languages applies to adverbials as well. Using judgement data from 11 language varieties spoken in and around the MSEA area, it demonstrates that adverbials are not uniformly postverbal.

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Mary Burke

Ph.D. candidate, University of North Texas
Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics and Information Science at University of North TexasCurator Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL)
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Aldrin Ludovice Salipande

Assistant Professor/ Research Coordinator/ Doctoral Candidate, National University, Manila, Philippines
I am an Assistant Professor III in the College of Education, Arts and Sciences, National University, Manila, Philippines, a member of the University Research and Development Council, and a journal article reviewer. I currently serve as College Research Coordinator, and previously... Read More →

Tamisha L. Tan

PhD Candidate, Harvard University, Nanyang Technological University
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Noah Cruz

University of the Philippines Diliman
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Cristian Arizo

Senior Student, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
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Philip Jade Gazil

Teacher, DepEd Philippines
I'm an English language teacher with interest in theoretical linguistics particularly generative grammar (Minimalist Program and Government and Binding theory). I am a lifetime member of Linguistics Society of the Philippines. I finished my Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics in... Read More →
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Trang Phan

Lecturer, Vietnam National University Hanoi
I am currently a faculty member of the Department of Vietnamese Language & Culture, VNU University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS), a member of Vietnam National University -Hanoi. For the academic year 2020-2021, I am a visiting scholar at Harvard Yenching Institute... Read More →
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Trinh Cam Lan

Lecturer, Faculty of Linguistics, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU
I am currently a lecturer at the Faculty of Linguistics, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), a member of Vietnam National University -Hanoi (VNU). In 2005, I defended my PhD dissertation on dialect change of communities that moved to Hanoi capital. In 2010, I was... Read More →
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Teresa W. S. Ong

Research Associate, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Kevin Samejon

PhD Student, Linguistics Department, Boston University

Wednesday May 18, 2022 11:00am - Friday May 20, 2022 5:00pm HST