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Dr Yabit bin Alas

DEPUTY DIRECTOR


Hjh Suciyati binti Hj Sulaiman

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Noor Azam Haji-Othman
Ayrine Jammes
Frieda Marie Bonus Adeva
Dr Jana Heilmaier
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Min Shen
Dr Mohamed Mohi El-Din Ahmed
Mohd Norazmie bin Mohd Yusof
Datin Hajah Rosnah binti Haji Ramly
Saidai bin Hj Hitam
Sakuya Homma
Sarah Boye
Hjh Suciyati binti Hj Sulaiman
Vladan Kajgo
Yabit bin Alas
Yoon Yeohee
Yuki Akita
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Dr Yabit bin Alas

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Position

Director, Language Centre

Academic Qualifications

PhD, National University of Malaysia (UKM), 2004
MA, University Of Hawai’i, Manoa, USA, 1994
BA, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, 1990

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.
  • 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.

 

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