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Dr. Hj. Hunggu Tadjuddin Usup, 1940–2010: Northern Sulawesi Linguist

Dr. Hj. Hunggu Tadjuddin Usup, 1940–2010: Northern Sulawesi Linguist Haji Hunggu Tadjuddin Usup, the primary contributor to the academic literature on the Mongondow-Gorontalo languages of northern Sulawesi, died in his home town of Bolangitang, Indonesia, on the evening of July 3, 2010, at the age of 69, after a monthlong illness that robbed him of the use of his legs but never of his spirit and determination. He was born on December 23, 1940, the son of Tadjuddin Usup and Tati Pontoh, the latter a daughter of Bendji Pontoh, the former rajah of the kingdom of Bolangitang.1 In 1974, "Prof Usup" or "Pak Usup," as he was fondly known, became an assistant teacher at the Institut Keguruan Ilmu Pendidikan (IKIP) in Manado, Sulawesi Utara, at Universitas Sam Ratulangi (IKIP later being moved to Universitas Negeri Manado, located in the town of Tondano), and became a full professor there in 1980, a position he held until his passing. He received both his BA and MA from IKIP Manado, and his PhD at IKIP Jakarta (based at the University of Indonesia) in 1986. It was at the latter that he defended his dissertation, Rekonstruksi Protobahasa Gorontalo-Mongondow, on October 11, 1986, after spending 13 months in Leiden in 1985­86, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

Dr. Hj. Hunggu Tadjuddin Usup, 1940–2010: Northern Sulawesi Linguist

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 50 (1) – Aug 3, 2011

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Haji Hunggu Tadjuddin Usup, the primary contributor to the academic literature on the Mongondow-Gorontalo languages of northern Sulawesi, died in his home town of Bolangitang, Indonesia, on the evening of July 3, 2010, at the age of 69, after a monthlong illness that robbed him of the use of his legs but never of his spirit and determination. He was born on December 23, 1940, the son of Tadjuddin Usup and Tati Pontoh, the latter a daughter of Bendji Pontoh, the former rajah of the kingdom of Bolangitang.1 In 1974, "Prof Usup" or "Pak Usup," as he was fondly known, became an assistant teacher at the Institut Keguruan Ilmu Pendidikan (IKIP) in Manado, Sulawesi Utara, at Universitas Sam Ratulangi (IKIP later being moved to Universitas Negeri Manado, located in the town of Tondano), and became a full professor there in 1980, a position he held until his passing. He received both his BA and MA from IKIP Manado, and his PhD at IKIP Jakarta (based at the University of Indonesia) in 1986. It was at the latter that he defended his dissertation, Rekonstruksi Protobahasa Gorontalo-Mongondow, on October 11, 1986, after spending 13 months in Leiden in 1985­86, and

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Oceanic LinguisticsUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 3, 2011

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