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Dr Yabit bin Alas

Director of Language Centre

EDUCATION

(2004) Phd,National University of Malaysia (UKM)

(1994) MA, University of Hawai'i, Manoa, USA

(1990) BA, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Teaching Areas

  • Historical Linguistics
  • Comparative linguistics
  • The History of Malay Language
  • Language and Writing
  • Research Methodology in Linguistics
  • Elementary-Advanced Dusun Language (Language Centre module)

Research Areas

  • Tutong-Dusun lingua franca, 1991.(UBD grant)
  • The Dusunic Languages of Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei since 1991. Focussing on the grammatical system, its origins and its dispersal.
  • Research on Malay usage in the Malay world.
  • The role of the Malay Language in Brunei and the region.
  • Research Methodology in Linguistics
  • Malay language Internationalization project.

Selected Publications

  • Chong Shin, Karim Harun and Yabit Alas. (2007). Reflections in Southeast Asian Seas, Essays in Honour of Professor James T. Collins: Book II. Pontianak: STAIN Pontianak Press.

  • Chong Shin, Karim Harun and Yabit Alas. (2006). Reflections in Borneo Rivers: Essays in Honour of Professor James T. Collins: Book I. Pontianak: STAIN Pontianak Press.

  • Yabit Alas. (2010). Multilingual memperkasa bahasa Melayu. Rampak Serantau, 17, 287–305.

  • Yabit Alas. (2009) Tanah leluhur masyarakat Dusun: Perspektif linguistik. South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 9, 107–121. (PDF Version)

  • Yabit Alas. (2005). Posisi varian Dusun Brunei dalam salasilah bahasa Dusunik Purba. Bahasa, Januari–Jun, 7, 12–18

  • Yabit Alas. (2002). Bahasa utama di kalangan masyarakat bukan Melayu di Sabah. Bahasa, Januari–Jun, 4, 82–91.

  • Yabit Alas. (1995). Pinjaman atau asli? Satu kajian Linguistik Perbandingan dalam bahasa Dusun. Janang, September, 5, 82–94.
  • Yabit Alas. (1992). Peranan samayo dan gendang dalam puak Dusun dan Bisaya. Beriga, April–Jun, 35, 70–80. Published as a Form Two MIB textbook, and several times has become a topic for oral test at ‘O’ Level Cambridge Exam.

  • Yabit Alas (2014). ‘Homogeneous’ Melayu di Negara Brunei Darussalam: Rujukan Khusus Etnik Bisya. In Ampuan Haji Brahim bin Ampuan Haji Tengah (ed), Cetusan Minda Sarjana: Sastera dan Budaya. Bandar Seri Begawan: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. 205-217.

  • Yabit Alas. (1995). Morfologi kata kerja bahasa Dusun: Satu penyelidikan awal. In Dialek Memperkaya Bahasa. Bandar Seri Begawan: DBP, 140-150.

Services & Consultancy

Editorial work involving proofreading and translations of texts from Bahasa Melayu to English.