Southeast Asian Linguistics Research Unit



The Southeast Asian Linguistics Research Unit (ChulaSEAL) is a team of researchers and graduate students conducting cutting-edge research on the diversity and sociocultural contexts of Southeast Asian languages. With thousands of languages from different families, Southeast Asia is a fascinating area of immense language diversity.

The scope of this linguistic interaction is not limited to just the languages and areas within the nations of Southeast Asia, but also includes influences from southern China and northeast India. Our focus is on Kra-Dai, Austroasiatic, mainland Austronesian languages, with an emphasis on Thai and other languages within Thailand.

Dedicated to becoming a leading research center on Southeast Asian linguistics in Asia, we aim to share a deeper understanding of Southeast Asian linguistics at the national level and to be able to act as a reference and leading organization through practical applications of our research.


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Formally established in 2019 with financial support from Rachadaphisek Somphot Fund,
ChulaSEAL represents over four decades of Southeast Asian linguistics research at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand 10330

Southeast Asian Linguistics Research Unit, Department of Linguistics