ISLOJ 9: The Ninth International Symposium on the Languages of Java

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will host the International Symposium on Malay/Indonesian Linguistics (ISMIL 26) and International Symposium on the Languages of Java (ISLOJ 9) on May 18-20, 2023.


ISMIL 26 will take place May 18-19, 2023, and ISLOJ 9 will take place May 20, 2023. In an effort to facilitate participation from Southeast Asian scholars, we will begin in the late morning at 10am until 6pm. A conference dinner will take place on May 19 at College Hill with an estimated cost of $25 per person.

Special Joint Sessions

There will be a special joint session on m/Minimalism in ISMIL/ISLOJ Languages featuring keynote speakers Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland, College Park) and Eva Wittenberg (Central European University).

There will also be a special joint session featuring keynote speaker Dwi Noverini Djenar (University of Sydney).


The symposia will be oriented to in person participants but will offer a hybrid option for those who are unable to attend in person.

Local organizers:

  • Bradley McDonnell, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Jim Yoshioka, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Student steering committee (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa):

  • Margaret Asperheim
  • Jillian Breithaupt
  • Orlyn Joyce Esquivel
  • Maddy Liotta
  • Venson Villareal
  • Olivia Waring

Support for this conference is provided in part by the National Science Foundation under grant #1921334. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.