Yabit ALAS

BA (UBD), MA (Hawaii, Manoa), PhD (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

Senior Lecturer

About

Formerly the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UBD, Dr Yabit has co-edited a volume of essays in honour of Professor James T. Collins and is an expert on Borneo. Dr Yabit’s research interests include studies of the Tutong-Dusun Language, the Dusunic Languages of Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei, and the Malay Language and its role in Brunei and the region.

CV of Dr. Yabit Alas

Research Interests

     • Tutong-Dusun lingua franca
     • The Dusunic Languages of Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei since 1991
     • Research on Malay usage in the Malay world
     • The role of the Malay Language in Brunei and the region

Select Publications

     • 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 (2010). “Multilingual memperkasa bahasa Melayu”. Rampak Serantau, 17, 287–305.
     • Yabit Alas (2009) “Tanah leluhur masyarakat Dusun: Perspektif linguistic”. South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 9, 107–121.

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