ISMIL 26: The 26th International Symposium on Malay and Indonesian Linguistics

University of Hawaii Mānoa will host the International Symposium on Malay/Indonesian Linguistics (ISMIL 26) and International Symposium on the Languages of Java (ISLOJ 9) on May 18-21, 2023.


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


ISMIL will take place May 18-19, 2023, and ISLOJ 9 will take place May 20-21, 2023. A special joint ISMIL/ISLOJ session will be held on m/Minimalism in ISMIL/ISLOJ languages. 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.

Keynote Speakers

m/Minimalism Keynote speakers:

Eva Wittenberg, Central European University

Maria Polinsky, University of Maryland, College Park

Joint ISMIL/ISLOJ Keynote speaker:

Dwi Noverini Djenar, University of Sydney

Additional Information

Local Organizer: Bradley McDonnell, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa


  • Peter Cole, University of Delaware
  • Thomas Conners, University of Maryland
  • David Gil, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Peter Slomanson, University of Tampere
  • Hooi Ling Soh, University of Minnesota

Inquiries: gil AT