Volume 11 (2018)
OPEN ACCESS - Semiannual
E-ISSN: 1836-6821

The Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society accepts submissions written in English that deal with general linguistic issues which further the lively debate that characterizes the annual SEALS conferences. Devoted to a region of extraordinary linguistic diversity, the journal features papers on the languages of Southeast Asia, including Austroasiatic, Austronesian, Hmong-Mien, Tibeto-Burman, and Tai-Kadai.

Topics may include descriptive, theoretical, or historical linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, and applied linguistics (e.g., language planning and policy, language pedagogy and acquisition, orthography development and testing, literacy development and acquisition, etc.), among other areas of linguistics of languages of Southeast Asia. JSEALS also admits data papers, reports, and notes, subject to an internal review process.

Although we normally expect that JSEALS articles will have been presented and discussed at the SEALS conference, submission is open to all, regardless of participation in SEALS meetings. Each original article undergoes double-blind review by at least two scholars, usually a member of the Advisory Board and one or more independent referees.

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Editor-in-Chief: Mark Alves (Montgomery College, USA) Vietnamese linguistics, Austroasiatic languages, Chinese linguistics, Southeast Asian Historical Linguistics and Language 

Managing Editors: Nathan Hill (University of London, SOAS) Tibeto-Burman and Historical linguistics

Sigrid Lew (Payap University, Thailand) Applied Linguistics- Austroasiatic and Tibeto-Burman phonetics and phonology, Latin-based and Brahmi-based orthography development

Paul Sidwell (Australia National University, Australia) Austroasiatic languages, Historical linguistics, Phonology, Phonetics

Submission guidelines

The journal does not charge Article Processing Fees.

Sponsor: Southeast Asian Linguistics Society


Marc BRUNELLE (University of Ottawa, Canada) - Phonetics and phonology, Tone and voice quality, Language contact, Vietnamese and Chamic languages

Kamil DEEN (University of Hawaii, USA) - Thai syntax, First language acquisition

Gerard DIFFLOTH (Cambodia) - Historical Austroasiatic linguistics, Ethno-zoology, Ethno-botany, Expressives

Rikker DOCKUM (Yale University, USA) - Kra-Dai languages, Historical linguistics, Tone systems, Quantitative comparative linguistics, Thai epigraphy, Language documentation

San San HNIN TUN (INCALCO, France) - Burmese language, Discourse marking, Corpus linguistics

Kitima INDRAMBARYA (Kasetsart University, Thailand) - Thai linguistics, Thai Syntax, Language acquisition

Peter JENKS (UC Berkeley, USA) - Thai linguistics, Syntax, Semantics, Kra-Dai languages

Mathias JENNY (University of Zurich, Switzerland) - Languages of Myanmar and Thailand, Austroasiatic languages, Language contact, Language change, Historical syntax, Language and ethnicity, Language endangerment

Daniel KAUFMAN (Queens College, City University of New York & Endangered Language Alliance, USA) - Austronesian languages, Historical linguistics, Typology, Syntax, Morphology

James KIRBY (University of Edinburgh, Scotland) - Phonetics and phonology, Sound change, Evolution of voicing, Tone and register, Language and music, Khmer, Vietnamese, Tai languages

Hsiu-chuan LIAO (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan) - Austronesian linguistics, Historical linguistics, Syntax, Morphology, Language documentation

Bradley MCDONNELL (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA) - Austronesian languages, Phonology, Syntax, Language documentation

Alexis MICHAUD (CNRS (Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), France) - Tibeto-Burman languages, Phonetics/phonology, Prosody, Language documentation

Marc MIYAKE (The British Museum) - Historical phonology, Writing systems, Language contact, Chinese and Indic influence on Southeast Asian languages, Pyu

David MORTENSEN (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) - Hmong-Mien Languages, Phonology, OT, and Computational linguistics

Peter NORQUEST (University of Arizona, USA) - Languages of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Kra-Dai and Austronesian languages, Historical phonology, Long-range relationships, Language contact

John D. PHAN (Columbia University, USA) - Sino-Vietnamese linguistics, Austroasiatic linguistics, historical phonology, language contact
Pittayawat PITTAYAPORN (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand) - Thai linguistics, Kra-Dai languages, Historical linguistics, Phonology, Language contact

Amara PRASITHRATHSINT (Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand) - Syntax, Syntactic change, Language contact, Sociolinguistics, Ethnolinguistics, Translation

Joseph (Deth) THACH (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France) - Khmer language, Discourse marking, Morphology of Mon-Khmer languages, Syntax and semantics analyses of Khmer language

Alice VITTRANT (Aix-Marseille Université / CNRS-DDL, France) - Languages of Burma, Burmese dialects, Hmong, Endangered languages, Typology, Syntax, TAM, Classifiers, Motion and space, Deixis

Indexing: Articles appearing in the Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society are indexed in Scopus and the following sources-
Brill: Linguistic Bibliography (Online)
EBSCOhost:  Communication Source, TOC Premier (Table of Contents)
ProQuest: Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (Online), Core
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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.: Linguistics Abstracts (Online)
DOAJ-Directory of Open Access Journals