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Southeast Asian Linguistics Society publications

We are pleased to publish the items on this page on behalf of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society. They are PDF files which may be downloaded without charge.

Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society

JSEALS (ISSN 1836-6821) is the peer-reviewed journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, and is devoted to publishing research on the languages of mainland and insular Southeast Asia. It supersedes the Conference Proceedings, previously published by Arizona State University and later by Pacific Linguistics (see below).

JSEALS welcomes articles that are topical, focused on linguistic (as opposed to cultural or anthropological) issues, and which further the lively debate that characterizes the annual SEALS conferences.

From 2012 onward (Vol. 5) publication is continuous online. Papers may be submitted to the Managing Editor, Paul Sidwell, electronically in both PDF and DOC or DOCX format at any time.

Submission is open to all scholars. Papers must be in English, and will be formally peer reviewed before publication. Please refer to the submission guidelines at http://jseals.org/submit.htm.

Volumes available (most recent at top) are:

Volume 9 (2016) individual papers

Volume 8 (2015) individual papers

Volume 7 (2014) individual papers

Volume 6 (2013) individual papers or download complete PDF (15M)

Volume 5 (2012) individual papers or download complete PDF (5M)

Volume 4, part 2 (2011)   download PDF (9M)

Volume 4, part 1 (2011)   download PDF (1.8M)

Volume 3, part 2 (2010)   download PDF (3.3M)

Volume 3, part 1 (2010)   download PDF (6.1M)

Volume 2 (2009)   download PDF (4.1M)

Volume 1 (2009)   download PDF (2.3M)


Southeast Asian Linguistics Society Conference Proceedings

Before the foundation of JSEALS, annual proceedings of SEALS conferences were produced. Those available from PL are listed below, in order of conferences, most recent first.

SEALS XVI: papers from the 16th meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (2006) Edited by Paul Sidwell & Uri Tadmor

The sixteenth annual meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society was held on 20-21 September 2006 in Jakarta , Indonesia. The meeting was jointly sponsored by the Institute of Language and Culture Studies at Atma Jaya University , and the Jakarta Field Station of the Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany). The program included 36 papers, of which a dozen appear in this volume. Languages discussed are: Allang, Amis, Fataluku, Javanese, K'cho, Kavalan, West Coast Bajau, Malay, Paiwan, Thai, and Vietnamese; and sub-fields including grammaticalization, pragmatics, phonetics, sociolinguistics, and syntax.
PL E-6 2008 ISBN 9780858835863 viii + 159 pp.

SEALS XV: papers from the 15th meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (2005) Edited by Paul Sidwell

The 15th annual meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALSXV) was held at the Australian National University , from April 20-22, 2005. Of the papers offered to the meeting, 16 are presented here. They deal with are range of languages and language families: Sinitic: Hakka, Taiwanese; Mon-Khmer: Khmer, Vietnamese and comparative Mon-Khmer issues; Tibeto-Burman: Tani, Turung; Austronesian: Indonesian, Kavalan; Thai; Japanese. The papers are organised under three broad categories: Syntax and Lexicon, Phonology, Comparative Mon-Khmer.
PL E-1 2005 ISBN 0858835630 ix + 204 pp.

SEALS XIV: Vol 1: Papers from the 14th meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (2004) Edited by Wilaiwan Khanittanan and Paul Sidwell

The Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society was held in Bangkok , Thailand , May 19-21, 2004. The meeting was hosted by the Department of Linguistics (Faculty of Liberal Arts) of Thammasat University , with assistance from the Commission on Higher Education. The schedule included 105 presentations and seven plenary sessions, characterized under 21 sub-fields of linguistics.

In this first volume of papers from the meeting there are 20 papers covering such diverse topics as syntax, phonology, language planning, text analysis, language teaching and historical linguistics. Languages discussed include Chamoru, Cham, Hlai, Iu-Mienh, Mandarin, Central Philippine, Malay, Thai, and Tai of Assam.
PL E-5 2008 ISBN 9780858835856 viii + 267 pp.

SEALS XIV: Vol 2: Papers from the 14th meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (2004) Edited by Wilaiwan Khanittanan and Paul Sidwell

In this second of two volumes to emerge from the meeting there are 21 papers covering such diverse topics as syntax, phonology, language planning, text analysis, language teaching and historical linguistics. Languages discussed include Chamoru, Cham, Hlai, Iu-Mienh, Mandarin, Central Philippine, Malay, Thai, and Tai of Assam.
PL E-7 2008 ISBN 9780858835931 viii + 99 pp.

SEALS XIII: papers from the 13th meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (2003) Edited by Iwasaki Shoichi, Andrew Simpson, Karen Adams & Paul Sidwell

The 13th annual meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALSXIII) was held at the University of California , Los Angeles (UCLA), May 2-4, 2003. A total of 33 papers were read, of which 23 are presented here. These papers reflect studies in various linguistic sub-disciplines, and discuss SEAsian languages from 5 different families: Austronesian: Balinese, Indonesian, Malagasy, Malay, Pendau; Mienic; Mon-Khmer: Khmer, Pacoh; Sino-Tibetan: Anong, Bisu, Dolakha Newar, Lai, Pyen; Tai-Kadai: Thai, Proto-Be-Tai.
PL E-3 2007 ISBN 9780858835764 xi + 295 pp.

SEALS XII: papers from the 12th meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (2002) Edited by Ratree Wayland, John Hartmann and Paul Sidwell

The 12th annual meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistic Society (SEALS XII) was held at Northern Illinois University in De Kalb , Illinois on May 15-17, 2002, with support from the Henry R. Luce Foundation and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University. There were 28 presentations, from which 13 papers appear in this volume. Languages discussed in these pages include: Vietnamese, Lao, Thai, Khmer, Zhuang, Chin (Lai), Jru' (Laven), Tsat, Gam-Tai, Ge-Yang, Chamic, Austronesian, Bahnaric and Katuic.
PL E-4 2007 ISBN 9780858835788 ix + 156 pp.

SEALS VIII: papers from the 8th annual meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (1998) Edited by Mark Alves, Paul Sidwell and David Gil

The 8th annual meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS VIII) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia , 20-22 July 1998. The meeting was organised by David Gil with the assistance of the Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences at the Universiti Kebangsaam Malaysia. Of the papers offered to the meeting, 15 are presented here. The papers reflect studies in various linguistic sub-disciplines, and discuss a number of SEAsian languages, including: Bonggi, Hokkien, Lai, Malay (Modern and Classical), M'nong, Proto-Austronesian, Raglai and Vietnamese.
PL E-2 2007 ISBN 9780858835757 xi + 208 pp.