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Dr Yabit Alas Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Director, Language Centre

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Dr Yabit Alas

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Director, Language Centre yabit.alas@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

Yabit Alas is the Director of the Language Centre. He was the Head of the Malay Language and Linguistics from 2006-2008 and appointed as the Director of the Language Centre from 2009-2010. In 2011 he lead the newly setup Continuing Education Centre before being entrusted to led the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences starting in January 2012 until June 2013 before he once again lead the Continuing Education Centre July 2013-June 2016. His area of expertise is on Comparative Linguistics specifically on the Austronesian Languages. However, his area of research is mostly on the Dusunic Languages spoken in the north Borneo. His research focussed on the origin, dispersal and classification of the Dusunic languages. He is also actively do research on Malay languages especially Standard Malay and it relevance with globalisation. Being the Malay language Council member he directly involved in the planning and implementation of the Malay language in Brunei and regionally. He published a number of articles in the Malay language local and regional journal and became the co-editor of the ‘Reflections in Borneo Rivers: Essays in Honour of Professor James T. Collins: Book I’ and ‘Reflections in Southeast Asian Seas, Essays in Honour of Professor James T. Collins: Book II.’ His recent publication was International Migration in Southeast Asia where he was the co-editor with Professor Lian Kwen Fee and Dr Mizanur Rahman. He was the director for the Borneo Studies Network (2014-2016) whose interest is to enhance research on Borneo as well as to promote various research institutions around Borneo.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Comparative Linguistics, Malay Language, Borneo Languages and Culture, Dusunic Language.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Making Sense of Inter and Intraregional Mobility in Southeast Asia
International Migration in Southeast Asia: Continuities and Discontinuities
Online Learning: trends, issues and challenges in the Big Data Era


TOP PUBLICATIONS

Developing online learning resources: Big data, social networks, and cloud computing to support pervasive knowledge
Constructing strategy of online learning in higher education: transaction cost economy
Social customer relationship management and student empowerment in online learning systems
International Migration in Southeast Asia: Continuities and Discontinuities
Making Sense of Inter and Intraregional Mobility in Southeast Asia


CONSULTANCY

Yes, provides consultancy


Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

Language and Literature Bureau.


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