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Author Lobel, Jason William, compiler, editor

Title North Borneo sourcebook : vocabularies and functors / collected and edited by Jason William Lobel
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Series PALI Language Texts: Southeast Asia
PALI language texts. Southeast Asia
Contents Sabah Bisaya (SBISAYA) -- Brunei Dusun (BRDUSUN) -- Limbang Bisaya (LBISAYA) -- Lotud (LOTUD) -- Rungus (RUNGUS) -- Kadazan Papar (KPAPAR) -- Kadazan Kimanis (KKMANIS) -- Kadazan Membakut (KMBAKUT) -- Dusun Tambunan (DTAMB) -- Kujau (KUJAU) -- Minokok (MINOKOK) -- Sungai Kinabatangan (KBTNGAN) -- Dusun Talantang (DTALAN) -- Dusun Tobilung (DTOBIL) -- Dumpas (DUMPAS) -- Sungai Beluran (SBELURAN) -- Lingkabau (LNGKBAU) -- Lobu Tampios (LOBUT) -- Lobu Lanas (LOBUL) -- Sungai Kuamut (KUAMUT) -- Murut Serudong (SERUDONG) -- Tatana (TATANA) -- Papar (PAPAR) -- Murut Nabaay (NABAAY) -- Gana (GANA) -- Murut Timugon (TIMUGON) -- Murut Paluan (PALUAN) -- Murut Tagol (TAGOL) -- Kolod (KOLOD) -- Tingalan (western) (TNGALAN) -- Eastern Tingalan (ETING) -- Murut Kalabakan (MKLBKAN) -- Abai Sembuak (ABAIS) -- Abai Tubu (ABAIT) -- Bulusu (BULUSU) -- Tidung Bengawong (TBENG) -- Tidung Sumbol (TSUMBOL) -- Tidung Kalabakan (TKLBKAN) -- Tidung Mensalong (TMNSLNG) -- Tidung Malinau (TMLINAU) -- Idaan (IDAAN) -- Sungai Seguliud (SEGULIUD) -- Begak (BEGAK) -- Bonggi (BONGGI) -- Molbog (MOLBOG) -- Bulungan (BULUNGAN)
Summary North Borneo Sourcebook seeks to address the lack of available data for the languages of northern Borneo, where forty to fifty distinct languages are spoken in the Malaysian state of Sabah alone. While members of the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) have worked in Sabah for several decades and have published articles on individual languages, until now no comprehensive survey of the languages of Sabah had yet been done. In addition to the languages native to Sabah, also included in this monograph are closely related Southwest Sabah languages spoken in neighboring parts of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, the Indonesian province of Kalimantan Utara, and Brunei Darussalam. The author has included 594 entries with equivalents in each of the forty-six languages that represent the linguistic variation in north Borneo, along with introductory sections listing the personal pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, and case markers for each language.This sourcebook thus fills a critical need in surveying the languages of a single large area in an island of Southeast Asia. Many language communities in this region are endangered and likely to disappear as functioning entities within the next generation or two; this book may be the only record we will ever have of their existence. Linguists and those with an interest in Austronesian languages will appreciate the breadth and detail that illuminate the linguistic scene in an area where before there had been only pinpoints of light
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-274) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Austronesian languages -- Malaysia -- Sabah
Austronesian languages -- Malaysia -- Sarawak
Austronesian languages.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Southeast Asian Languages
Language and languages.
Borneo -- Languages
Brunei -- Languages
Kalimantan Utara -- Languages
Sabah (Malaysia) -- Languages
Malaysia -- Kalimantan Utara.
Malaysia -- Sabah.
Malaysia -- Sarawak.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0824857828 electronic bk
9780824857820 electronic bk