Consultant

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Our consultant for this program is Professor James T. Collins. He has been contributing to the overall success of this program through many ways for instance, the training of the facilitators using the 'Pre-activity, Activity, and Post-activity' approach which is in line with the Student-centered learning approach practiced in the mainstream classes at UMP. Additionally, Professor Collins engages the concept of authenticity in the selection of teaching and learning materials. His outstanding involvement in Bahasa Melayu project is summarized below:
 

Educational background

1968                B.A. (Philosophy), St. Mary of the Lake University (Illinois).
1975                M.A. (Linguistics), University of Chicago
1980                Ph.D. (Linguistics), University of Chicago
Also studied in non-degree courses at Loyola University (Chicago), University of Wisconsin (Madison), Kyoto University (Japan), University of Hawaii (Honolulu)

 

Teaching experience

1972-1973           English instructor, Universitas Pattimura, Ambon
1973-1974           English instructor, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar
1975-1976           English instructor, City of Chicago Colleges.
1980-1983           Assistant Professor of dialectology and historical linguistics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
1982-1983           Assistant Professor of historical linguistics, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
1984-1989           Assistant Professor of Indo-Pacific Languages, University of Hawaii (Manoa)                 
1989-1993           Associate Professor of Indo-Pacific Languages, University of Hawaii (Manoa)          
1990                    Visiting Professor, Department of English as a Second Language, University of Texas (El Paso)
1991                    Visiting Professor of linguistics, Department of Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures, Leiden University (Netherlands)
1992                    Visiting Professor of Malayo-Polynesian linguistics, IBKKM, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
1993-1996           Professor of Indo-Pacific Languages, University of Hawaii (Manoa)
1994                    Visiting Professor of Indonesian languages, Goethe-Universität (Germany)
1995-1997           Professor of Malayo-Polynesian Linguistics, Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
1997-1999           Professor of Linguistics, Jabatan Linguistik, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
1998                    Visiting professor of Malay Linguistics, Goethe-Universität (Germany)            
1999-2008           Professor of Malayo-Polynesian Linguistics, Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
2008-2013           Professor of Malay, Department of Foreign Languages, Northern Illinois University
 

Selected academic publications

Books

2012.   Setting the Story Straight: Amin Sweeney, Malay Culture, and the Malay World. Bangi: Institut Kajian Etnik, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

2010.   Bahasa di Selat Makassar dan Samudera Pasifik.(Co-editor with Chong Shin.) Bangi: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

2009.   Bahasa Sanskerta dan bahasa Melayu. Jakarta: Ecole Francaise d’Extreme-Orient.

2007.   Penghayatan ilmu linguistik melalui pemetaan dialek Melayu seAlam Melayu. Bangi: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

2007.   Asilulu-English dictionary. NUSA Volumes 51-52. Jakarta: Badan Penyelenggara Seri NUSA, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya

2007.   Sejarah bahasa Melayu: Sulawesi Tengah, 1793-1795. Makassar: Badan Penerbit UNM Makassar.

2007.   Bahasa dan Masyarakat Ibanik di Alam Melayu. (Co-editor with Chong Shin.) Bangi: Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu.

2007.   Pemetaan Ilmu di Alam Melayu: Memperkenalkan Nusantara Timur. (Co-editor with Chong Shin.) Bangi: Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu.

 

Chapters in Books

2012.               The languages and dialects of Piru Bay, Seram: Endangered and extinct. In Bahren Umar Siregar, P. Ari Subagyo and Yassir Nasanius (editors), Dari menapak jejak kata sampai menyigi tata bahasa: Persembahan untuk Prof.   Dr. Bambang  Kaswanti Purwo dalam rangka ulang tahunnya yang ke-60, pp.149-183. Jakarta: Pusat Kajian Bahasa dan Budaya, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya.
 
2011.               Maluku development and locality: Culture and language in the islands. In Seminar Internasional: Peran Program Pascasarjana dalam Pembangunan Masyarakat Kepulauan secara Berkelanjutan, pp.8-19. Ambon:                 [Universitas Pattimura].
 
2010.               Sejarah, diversitas dan kekompleksitas bahasa Melayu di Indonesia Timur. In Collins, James T. dan Chong Shin (editors).Bahasa di Selat Makassar dan Samudera Pasifik, pp. 1-34. Bangi: Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu.
 
2008                Dialektologi Melayu dan pemerkasaan bahasa Melayu. In Persidangan bahasa Melayu dalam perspektif antarabangsa. Prosiding. pp. 89-106.[Kuala Lumpur]: IPGM Kampus Bahasa Melayu.
 
2008                Menuju deskripsi morfologi Bidayuhik: Ablaut dalam varian Semandang dan Mentuka’, In Chong Shin (ed.), Bahasa Bidayuhik di Borneo Barat, pp. 82-101. With Chong Shin. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
 
2008                Tinjauan varian Bidayuhik di Lembah Sekadau, In Chong Shin (ed.), Bahasa Bidayuhik di Borneo Barat, pp. 1-24. With Chong Shin. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
 
2008                Terjemahan Belanda-Melayu Abad ke-17: Usaha Perintis yang Diabaikan, In Kelana Bahana Sang Bahasawan: Persembahan untuk Prof. Soenjono Dardjowidjojo, Ph.D. dalam rangka ulang tahunnya yang ke-70, pp 517- 541. Jakarta: Penerbit Universitas Atma Jaya.
 
2007                Keluarga Ibanik di Pulau Borneo: Bahasa Sekujam, In Bahasa dan Masyarakat Ibanik di Alam Melayu, edited by Chong Shin and James T. Collins, pp.69-90. Bangi: Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu.  
 
2007                Bahasa dan ruang di Alam Melayu, In Pemetaan Ilmu di Alam Melayu: Memperkenalkan Nusantara Timur, edited by James T. Collins and Chong Shin, pp.1-20. Bangi: Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu.
 
2007                Bahasa Melayu dan masyarakat madani: Pembangunan sumber manusia, In Bahasa Melayu Wahana Pembangunan Negara, edited by Zaharani Ahmad and Noraziah Ali, pp. 22-42. Bangi: Pusat Pembangunan Akademik,               Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
 
2007                Language Ecology and Language Communities in the
Malay World. In Volume 9 The Ecology of Language, edited by A. Creese and P.W. Martin . Encyclopedia of Language and Education, pp. 159-168. General Editor Nancy Hornbeger. Dordrecht: Springer Academic Publishers.
 
2007                Bahasa Sekujam: Kerangka pengenalan. In Kelompok Ibanik di Kalimantan Barat, edited by Chong Shin Yusriadi and Dedy Ari Asfar, pp. 113-147. Pontianak: STAIN Press.