Professors

David Deterding

Associate Professors

Ahsan Ullah

Ampuan Hj Brahim bin Ampuan Hj Tengah

Hj Asbol bin Hj Mail

Gary Jones

James McLellan

Khondker Iftekhar Iqbal

Noor Azam OKMB Haji-Othman

Senior Assistant Professors

Aini binti Hj Karim

Debbie Ho

Hjh Dyg Fatimah binti Hj Awang Chuchu

Johannes L. Kurz

Md Shafi Noor Islam

Paul Deyuan He

Hj Ramlee bin Hj Tinkong

Rommel Curaming

Salbrina Hj Sharbawi

Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff

Yabit Alas

Assistant Professors

Hjh Asiyah Az-Zahra bte Hj Ahmad Kumpoh

Hannah Ho Ming Yit

Kathrina bte DP Haji Mohd Daud

Magne Knudsen

Meredian Alam

Muhammad Arafat Bin Mohamad

Rui Oliveira Lopes

Shirley Chin

Siti Mazidah binti Hj Mohamad

Yong Liu

Lecturers

Ak Hj Ashrol Rahimy bin Pg Hj Damit

Asmali Hj Sulaiman

Hjh Aznah binti Hj Suhaimi

Chester Keasberry

Daniel Wee

Ena Herni binti Wasli

Gabriel Yong

Izni Azrein bin Noor Azalie

Khairunnisa Haji Ibrahim

Mardina binti Hj Mahadi

Maslin bin Haji Jukin/Jukim

Mohd. Zefri Ariff bin Mohd. Zain Ariff

Nani Suryani binti Hj Abu Bakar

Dk Noor Hasharina bte Pg Haji Hassan

Norzurianie Hj Kamarulzaman

Rinni Marliyana binti Hj Amran

Assistant Lecturers

Mayyer Ling

Tutors

Exzayrani binti Awang Sulaiman

Pg Mohd Rahiman Pg Aliudin

Shariza Wahyuna Hj Shahrin

Siti Badriyah Hj Mohd Yusof

Siti Ifwah Fauzani binti Hj Chuchu

Administrative Staff

FASS Administrative Staff

Research Students

FASS PhD Students

Research Assistants

Diotima Chattoraj

 

Yabit bin Alas

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E-Mail yabit.alas@ubd.edu.bn
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Academic Qualifications


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Teaching

  • 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.

Current Projects

  • The Pronunciation of the Indigenous Languages of Brunei Darussalam (see here)

Publications

Books

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.

Journal Articles

Gardiner, I. A., Deterding, D., & Yabit Alas (2019). The pronunciation of Dusun. South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 19, 14–21. (PDF version) (On-line version)

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.

Book Chapters

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.