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.
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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 2

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Voice constructions in Southeast Asian Languages: Thai and Black Hmong examples (Léa Mouton & Karl Seifen)
In this study we examine voice constructions in Thai (Tai-Kadai) and Black Hmong (Hmong-Mien). We show that voice is fairly productive in Southeast Asian languages and that a number of constructions fit in this category: (adversative) passive, causative, benefactive, and in some cases, object-marking.

Coordination in Surigaonon Compound Sentences: Identifying Forms and Meanings (Ava Villareal)
This study delves deeper into the identification of both the forms and semantic values of Surigaonon compound sentences that are formed through coordination. It was only recently in the 2000s when the semantic values of conjunctions were determined to show the relationship between the conjoined sentences that form compound sentences.

An affix-based subcategorization of Hiligaynon verbs 
(Divine Angeli Endriga)
This preliminary study categorizes Hiligaynon verbs based on the affix/es they use in order to focus a certain element (the Agent, Patient, Locative, Benefactive, and Instrumental), with a discussion on the differentiation of the meanings of verbs which take multiple affixes for one focus.

Does Javanese possess a true passive? Facts and fictions revisited (Hero Patrianto)
The putative passive construction in East Javanese is typologically unusual under the traditional passive analysis. The construction demonstrates a person restriction on the agent. Further, its marker is in complementary distribution with the object.

Adjective formation in Meiteilon and Sizang (Bobita Sarangthem)
This poster discusses the adjective formation, distribution and also functions in their attributive and predicative positions in Meiteilon and Sizang languages. The current poster attempts to highlight how adjectives are derived from the verb, its functional positions and types of adjective based on semantics found in the two TB languages.

Compounding in Tai Ahom (Rajlaxmi Konwar and Kh. Dhiren Singha)
Tai Ahom belongs to Tai-Kadai sub-group of Sino-Tibetan language family (Grierson, 1903). It is mainly spoken in Shivsagar District of upper Assam, India. The present paper is an attempt to explore various morphosyntactic aspects of compounding in Tai Ahom.

Thai tones of native Filipino speakers: the effect of L1 prosodic background and training (Kritsana Canilao)
This study investigates the effect of language background and training on perceptual discrimination and production of Thai tones proceeded by native Filipino speakers. The data analysis was carried out with both auditory stimuli and acoustic analysis instrument: PRAAT 6.1.50. The native Filipinos perceived contour tone: rising greater than level tones (high, mid, low). Most of mismatches were made among high, falling, and rising tones.

Dorsal harmony in Kavalan and Basay (Li-Yang Tseng)
This poster discusses diachronic development of Proto-Austronesian (PAN) *k in two Formosan languages, Kavalan and Basay. Diachronically, their proto-language underwent a dorsal harmony, thus having two reflexes of PAN *k. This conclusion against Li’s (2004:365) argument on the sound change of PAN *k in these two languages.

Difficulties in using “Các” and “Những” quantifiers in Vietnamese (Ha Nguyen and Thoa K. T. Nguyen)
The quantifiers “Các” and “những” are commonly used in Vietnamese. The distinction between “các” and “những” is such a huge challenge. This study aims to investigate into the difficulties in using “Các” and “Những” quantifiers among young Vietnamese native speakers. A discourse analysis will be retrieved to affirm the results.

Building A Set of Criteria for Indicating Language Vitality and Endangerment in Vietnam (Quynh Nguyen Thu, Hang Duong Thu and Hue Bui Linh)
This research aims at developing a set of criteria for identifying endangered languages in Vietnam and determining the list of endangered languages and their degrees of endangerment in Vietnam today


Karl Seifen

Université Lumière Lyon 2 - CNRS DDL
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Ava Villareal

Chairperson, Surigaonon Studies Center
My research interests include structural linguistics, Surigaonon grammar, sociolinguistics, semantics, syntax, grammar of Bisayan languages and comparative studies, and translation.
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Divine Angeli Endriga

Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines
Assistant Professor and PhD Linguistics student at the University of the Philippines (Diliman)Working on the structure of Philippine languages, verbal morphosyntax, language documentation, dialectology, Philippine lexicography, Filipino as a second/foreign language, translation
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Quynh Nguyen Thu

Lecturer, Thainguyen University of Education
Hello everyone. My name's Quỳnh. I teach linguistics at the Thai Nguyen University of Education. Nice to meet you!
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Hero Patrianto

PhD Student; Linguist, Victoria University at Wellington; Language Office of East Java (Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture)
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Bobita Sarangthem

Assistant Professor, P. G. Dept. od Linguistics, Berhampur University, Odisha, India
Dr. Bobita Sarangthem is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Berhampur University, Odisha, India. She teaches some of the core papers in linguistics and also applied linguistics to the post graduate students. Her areas of interest are Tibeto-Burman... Read More →

Rajlaxmi Konwar

Research Scholar
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Li-Yang Tseng

M.A student, Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University
M.A. student at the institute of linguistics, NTHU. I am recently working on phonology and historical linguistics of Austronesian. I mainly study Kavalan and Basay, the Austronesian languages (once) spoken in northern Taiwan.
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Ha Nguyen

NGUYEN T. M., HA (Asoko) is an English lecturer at Saigon Polytechnic College, Vietnam. She specializes in General English, English for specific purpose (ESP), and Intercultural communications in language teaching. As a postgraduate student in M.A.in TESOL program at Ho Chi Minh University... Read More →

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