SEALS 31 (2022)

At the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

May 18-20, 2022

*Date Change Notice* Due to an extension on COVID restrictions on the campus of UH Mānoa, we are required to hold the conference during the weekdays. Thus, the conference dates will be changed from May 19-21 to May 18-20, 2022. Note also that in order to accommodate different time zones the conference will take place 1pm to 9pm (Hawaii Standard Time). This will allow our colleagues from Southeast Asia to take part in the conference.

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa invites scholars working on Southeast Asian linguistics to the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS), May 18-20, 2022. SEALS 31 (2022) will be a hybrid conference, held concurrently in-person (on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa) and online.

The conference will feature keynotes from Kitima Indambarya – Kasetsart University, Peter Jenks – University of California, Berkeley, and Aldrin Lee – University of the Philippines Diliman.

**Omicron Update** Despite current Omicron concerns, SEALS 2022 will still be held as a hybrid conference. For more information on traveling to Hawaiʻi during the COVID-19 pandemic, see our Traveling to Hawaiʻi page.

Note: Travelers must keep abreast of current COVID requirements for travel to Hawai’i to avoid quarantine upon arrival. If you are coming to the UHM Campus, you are also required to wear masks indoors.

SEALS 31 is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawaiʻi, and the Center for the Study of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the University of Hawai’i seeks to make this conference accessible to all. If you require special accommodations, please indicate this at the time that your abstract is accepted for presentation.

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Support for this conference is provided in part by the National Science Foundation under grant #1921334. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.