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Full Title: 24th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society

Short Title: SEALS24
Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Start Date: 27-May-2014 - 31-May-2014
Contact: Justin Watkins
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Meeting Description: Scholars working on the linguistics of Southeast Asia are cordially invited to participate in the 24th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS24) to be held 27-31 May 2014 at the Myanmar Language Department of the University of Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar/Burma and organised jointly with SOAS, University of London.

The meeting will be a forum in which to present research findings and air current thinking on any aspect of languages and linguistics in Southeast Asia. As SEALS is being held in Burma/Myanmar for the first time, we hope especially to focus on languages and linguistics in Burma/Myanmar.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
Subject Language Family: Sino-Tibetan; Austro-Asiatic; Tai-Kadai; Austronesian; Hmong-Mien
LL Issue: 24.3459

The following session(s) will be held during this meeting:
Evidential Systems in Tibetan Languages
Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages VI

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