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Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society

E-ISSN: 1836-6821
Frequency: Semiannual
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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.

Sponsor: Southeast Asian Linguistics Society

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JSEALS publishes fully open access content, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited. Authors retain copyright of their material. The journal does not charge Article Processing Fees.

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  • This journal is an open-access and peer reviewed online-only journal. Read online here.

  • Submissions to JSEALS may be made at any time of year.  Papers will go into the queue for review and will be published in the first scheduled issue after being formally accepted.

    Find Submission Guidelines for the Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society here.

  • 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


    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

    Alexander D. SMITH (University of North Texas) – Austronesian Comparative Linguistics, Island Southeast Asia, Historical linguistics, Phonology, Field work

    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

  • Articles appearing in the Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society are indexed in the following sources:

    Linguistic Bibliography (Online)

    DOAJ-Directory of Open Access Journals

    Communication Source, 12/1/2011-
    TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 12/1/2011-

    Elsevier BV–
    Scopus, 2014-

    Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (Online), Core
    Linguistics Collection, 1/1/2016-
    Social Science Premium Collection, 1/1/2016-

    Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.–
    Linguistics Abstracts (Online)