Southeast Asian Linguistics Society

The Southeast Asian Linguistics Society ( SEALS ) is a linguistic society dedicated to the study of languages and linguistics in mainland and insular Southeast Asia . It was founded in 1991 by Martha Ratliff and Eric Schiller. [1] Paul Sidwell is Currently the president or SEALS.


The Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) is the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society’s peer-reviewed journal. JSEALS covers research on the languages of mainland and insular Southeast Asia, zoals Sino-Tibetan, Austroasiatic, Kra-Dai, Hmong Mien, and Austronesian languages. Currently, it is open-access and is co-published by the Asia-Pacific Linguistics at the Australian National University in Canberra , Australia.


The Southeast Asian Linguistics Society holds annual conferences ( meetings ) algemeen in late May. Usually, 50-100 Papers are Presented in 2-3 days. Papers and presentations are archived online , with the exception of some earlier conferences.

List of SEALS Conferences
Conference venue City Country Year Dates
SEALS 1 Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona United States 1991
SEALS 2 Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona United States 1992
SEALS 3 University of Hawai’i, Manoa Honolulu United States 1993 May 7-May 10
SEALS 4 Ramkhamhaeng University / Payap University Bangkok / Chiang Mai Thailand 1994 May 23-May 27
SEALS 5 University of Arizona Tucson United States 1995 May 19-May 21
SEALS 6 University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon United States 1996 May 11-May 13
SEALS 7 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Urbana-Champaign United States 1997 May 9-May 11
SEALS 8 National University of Malaysia Bangi , Selangor malaysia 1998 July 20-July 22
SEALS 9 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley United States 1999
SEALS 10 University of Wisconsin, Madison Madison, Wisconsin United States 2000
SEALS 11 Mahidol University Bangkok Thailand 2001
SEALS 12 Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois United States 2002
SEALS 13 University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles United States 2003
SEALS 14 Thammasat University Bangkok Thailand 2004
SEALS 15 Australian National University Canberra australia 2005
SEALS 16 Atma Jaya University Jakarta indonesia 2006 September 20-September 21
SEALS 17 University of Maryland College Park, Maryland United States 2007 August 31-September 2
SEALS 18 National University of Malaysia Bangi , Selangor malaysia 2008 May 21-May 22
SEALS 19 University of Social Sciences and Humanities Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 2009
SEALS 20 University of Zurich Zurich switzerland 2010 June 10-June 11
SEALS 21 Kasetsart University Bangkok Thailand 2011 May 11-May 13
SEALS 22 Agay Seaside Resort Agay, Saint-Raphael, Var france 2012 May 30-June 2
SEALS 23 Chulalongkorn University Bangkok Thailand 2013 May 29-June 1
SEALS 24 University of Yangon Yangon Myanmar 2014 May 28-May 31
SEALS 25 Payap University Chiang Mai Thailand 2015 May 27-May 29
SEALS 26 Century Park Hotel Manila philippines 2016 May 26-28
SEALS 27 TBA Padang indonesia 2017 May 11-13


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