Research articles

Yurayong, Chingduang & Seppo Kittilä. (2024). A typological approach to intersubjective uses of the Finnish clitic markers =hAn and =se from the perspectives of engagement and their interrelations with subject person. Open Linguistics 10(1). 20240006.

Yurayong, Chingduang & Erika Sandman. (2023). Chinese word order in the comparative Sino-Tibetan and sociotypological contexts. Languages 8(2). 112.

Hämäläinen, Mika, Pattama Patpong, Khalid Alnajjar, Niko Partanen & Jack Rueter. (2021). Detecting depression in Thai blog posts: a dataset and a baseline. arXiv preprint arXiv:2111.04574.

Special issue

Comparative and Connected Parallels between Northeast and Mainland Southeast Asia (Journal of Language and Culture, Volume 42, Issue 2)

Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia are two global regions located with a certain geographical symmetry on the western Pacific rim of Eurasia. Each region comprises continuums of internal ethnic and material diversities, the interconnected natures of which have given rise to their longterm historico-cultural coherence. The two regions are the object of extensive research at both national and international levels across a range of disciplines, yet to date there has only been limited research conducted between the two areal fields. Such bilateral research currently focuses on direct transregional connections premised on early maritime trade, common practices of Buddhism, and historical interactions with China and other cultures in Eastern Eurasia.

Significant as these connections are to transasian history and culture, the two regions further share a number of structural parallels, including between their ethno-linguistic topographies, archaeologies, and historical trajectories from early history to modern nation states. Such parallels are at once a product of geographical symmetry, forces of global history, and common international research trends. We believe that through comparative investigation these parallels can yield fresh insights towards both transasian commonalities and regional specificities. Studying such parallels, however, requires sustained cooperative research to enable mutual exchange of knowledge and methods, as has been initiated in the current issue of Journal of Language and Culture.

  • Proto-Parallels between Early Korea, Thailand and Cambodia (Andrew Logie)
  • Epigraphs on seals in Southern Thailand: Concrete evidence of the India’s earliest contact with Suvarṇabhūmi (U-tain Wongsathit, Sombat Mangmeesukhsiri & Kangvol Khatshima)
  • Clustering and evolution of phonological systems across languages in Coastal East Asia (Chingduang Yurayong & Pui Yiu Szeto)
  • The glocalization and representation of the metropolis and the countryside in Korean Drama Hometown Cha Cha Cha and Malaysian novel Between Lives (Ranwarat Kobsirithiwara & Paphonphat Kobsirithiwara)
  • “The Image of China” and Subjectivity of People’s Ethnic Representation Choices: A Case Study on Nishi-Kawaguchi New Chinatown, Japan (Koichi Jinguji)
  • A look at typological influences in the development of switch-reference systems in Highlands Papua New Guinea and Australia (Jonathan Banks)
  • Book review: Zhoutun (Erika Sandman)