Appell, George N.. The Dusun languages of northern Borneo: Rungus Dusun and related problems

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Dusun languages of northern Borneo: Rungus Dusun and related problems

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Oceanic linguistics -- Vol. 7

Published By: Original publisher Oceanic linguistics -- Vol. 7 [Honolulu, etc.]: [University Press of Hawaii]. 1968. 1-15 p. map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication G. N. Appell

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Rungus Dusun (OC13)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Location (131); Topography and geology (133); Reviews and critiques (114); Vocabulary (192); Linguistic identification (197);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this article G. N. Appell reviews the literature on Dusun languages and dialects. The problem is where does one draw the line between dialects, languages, and ethnic groups? For example, one researcher identified one 'Rungus' dialect group occupying the whole Kudat Peninsula. Appell says that there are actually four dialects represented on the Peninsula, including Rungus, along with Nulu, Gonsomon, and Tobilong. Appell claims that the original researcher had used a Rungus-speaking Nulu informant and uncritically accepted people's self-ascription as 'Rungus.' According to Appell, Rungus, Nulu, and Gonsomon form the Marudu Dusun language group, and are found on both sides of Marudu Bay, which separates the Kudat and Malobong Peninsulas. The Dusun language family includes Ranau, Bundu, Tambunan, Lotud, Penampang, Rungus, Labuk, and Mangkok. Other language groups besides Dusun in the state of Sabah are the Northern Murut languages, Southern Murut languages, and Bisaya. The appendix contains a listof 200 basic words.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. oc13-008

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-15)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1959-1963

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 2000

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1880-1960

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Sabah, Malaysia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Dusun (Bornean people)


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