30th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS)

May 18-20, 2020

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Call for Papers


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa invites scholars working on Southeast Asian linguistics to the 30th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS), May 18-20, 2020, to be held on the campus of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.


Plenary speakers:

Gary Holton, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Kitima Indambarya, Kasetsart University

Peter Jenks, UC Berkeley

Aldrin Lee, University of the Philippines - Diliman


The SEALS Conference will be immediately preceded by the International Symposium on Malay/Indonesian Linguistics (ISMIL) and theInternational Symposium on the Languages of Java (ISLOJ) on May 14-16, as well as a series of workshops on various topics and a special lecture by Dr. Robert Blust (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) on May 17, 2020.


We are sorry. The abstract submission deadline (January 13, 2020) has passed, and we are no longer accepting proposals.


Abstracts dealing with any areas related to Southeast Asian Languages will be considered. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • phonetics and phonology
  • morphology
  • syntax
  • semantics
  • pragmatics
  • discourse analysis
  • genetic and areal relationships
  • interactional linguistics
  • historical and comparative studies
  • sociolinguistic studies
  • psycholinguistics
  • language acquisition
  • neurolinguistics
  • language and culture/thought
  • language documentation
  • language endangerment
  • language revitalization/reclamation


Presentations will be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Abstracts should be written in English and submitted in PDF format. Abstracts must conform to the following format requirements:

  • Abstract must have a clear and informative title (preferably centered at top of page, in bold, in sentence case). 

  • Abstracts should not exceed 1 letter-size (A4, 8.5”x11”) page, using Times New Roman 11 point font, single-spaced, with 1-inch (2.5cm) margins, inclusive of references, figures and title.

  • Abstracts must be fully anonymous: authors’ names, affiliations, or pictures should not be indicated anywhere in the document. 


For more information, see https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/seaconfs/, or email seaconfs@hawaii.edu


Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 13, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: Early February, 2020

Online Pre-registration: February 01 - April 15, 2020

Online Regular Registration: April 16 – May 12, 2020

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