Created <September 1998
Last changed 17 June 2019
References about or in Mudburra language ISO 639-3 dmw
or references in linguistics works --
published and unpublished
Ordered by year, and alphabetically by author within each year.
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Mathews, Robert Hamilton. 1901. Ethnological notes on the Aboriginal tribes of the Northern Territory. Queensland Geographical Journal 161,69–90. http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/29798565 * see Chadwick 1972
Stanner, WEH. 1934 notebooks. Deposited at AIATSIS. * see also Stanner 1979
Capell, A. n.d. Mudburra, typed by EM Bolt, submitted by Chadwick
for checking. In Capell papers AIATSIS MS 4075 Box 2 Folder 8; also
Box 3 Folder 1; also with Nyininy, Djaru, Ngarinyman in Capell papers
MS 4075 Box 4 Folder 4
Capell, A. 1952. The Wailbri through their own eyes.
Oceania 23.2,110-132. * p.112: brief comparative vocabulary in six languages including 'Mudbura'
Chadwick, Neil. 1972. Mathews’ Chingalee vocabulary: Appraisal and comments. Oceania 42.4,276–282. https://search-proquest-com/docview/1299151024 * a couple of mentions of Mudburra vocabulary
Chadwick, Neil. 1978. Markers of ergative and transitive function: some
Australian examples. Working Papers in Language & Linguistics
Stanner, W.E.H. 1979. Report on field work in north central and north
1934–35 Microfiche No. 1. ISBN 0855750936 Canberra: AIAS. * from
AIATSIS Library MS 846 * 'The Mudburra' pp.48-54 includes some Mudburra
McConvell, Patrick. 1980. Hierarchical variation in pronominal clitic
in the Eastern Ngumbin languages, pp.31-117 in Papers in Australian
Linguistics No. 13: Contributions to Australian Linguistics.
Pacific Linguistics A.59, ed. by B. Rigsby & P.
Canberra: Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific
A.N.U. * 89p. ts. draft 1976
Nash, David. (ed.) 1981. Sourcebook for Central Australian Languages.
Compiled by Kathy Menning. Pilot edition, November. Alice Springs:
Machine-readable version deposited at ASEDA, AIATSIS, including
in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Nash, David & Jane Simpson. 1981. "No-name" in central Australia,
165-77 in Papers from the Parasession on Language and Behavior
ed. by Carrie S. Masek et al. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.
Heath, Jeffrey, Francesca Merlan and Alan Rumsey (eds.) 1982. Languages
of Kinship in Aboriginal Australia.
Oceania Linguistic Monographs
No. 24. Sydney: Oceania (University of Sydney).
Glasgow, David. 1984. Report on survey of the central Northern
pp.113-152 in Language Survey, ed. by J. Hudson & N. Pym. Work
Papers of SIL-AAB Series B Volume 11. June 1984. xi+167pp. Darwin:
Summer Institute of Linguistics Australian Aborigines Branch. ISBN 0
Adam. List of signs in NT languages. Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data
Archive (ASEDA) item 0690. *includes Mudburra recorded at Elliott.
Chadwick, Neil. 1984. Reasons for language decline in the east central
Northern Territory, Australia. Working Papers in Language &
18 (December 1984) [published 1986?], 1-37.
Hendrie, Timothy R. 1990. Initial apicals in Nuclear Pama-Nyungan,
in Studies in Comparative Pama-Nyungan, ed. by D. Tryon &
O'Grady. Pacific Linguistics C-111. xxii+279pp.
Nash, David. 1990. Patrilects of the Warumungu and Warlmanpa and their
neighbours, pp.209-220 in Language and History: Essays in honour of
Luise Hercus, ed. by Peter Austin, R.M.W. Dixon, Tom Dutton and
White. Pacific Linguistics C-116. Canberra: Pacific
Sandy, Gail. 1990. Snake — Warni. 11/8/90. Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data Archive (ASEDA) item 0268.
Whitehead, Oscar. 1990. Which way is up? A preliminary comparative
of compass point direction terms in Australian languages. Honours
University of Melbourne, December 1990. v+98+xi pp.
Murgatroyd, Warren. 1991. Djaperi. A prestige item in Aboriginal
BA(Hons) thesis, Dept Anthropology, Northern Territory University (?)
- Mudburra ethnobotany from Kulumindini (Elliot). NT
Botanical Bulletin No. 14. Palmerston: NT Department of Land Resource
Claudette, Albert. 1992. How bush medicine is still used today in Kulumindini. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal 16.6 (Nov/Dec),4-5. https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=288903626571556;res=IELHEA ISSN 1037-3403
Nash, David. 1992. An Australian kinship affix *-rti. Memorial
for Steve Johnson, ed. by Nicholas Evans & Cliff Goddard. Australian
Journal of Linguistics 12.1,123-144.
McConvell, Patrick. 1996. The functions of split-Wackernagel clitic
pronominal clitics in the Ngumpin languages (Pama-Nyungan family,
Australia), Chapter 8, pp.299-331 in Second Position Clitics and
Phenomena, ed. by Aaron L Halpern & Arnold M Zwicky. Stanford:
CSLI Publications. * P2 Clitics Workshop, LSA Institute, Ohio, July
Nash, David. 1996. Pronominal clitic variation in the Yapa languages:
historical speculations, in Studies in Kimberley Languages in
of Howard Coate, ed. by William McGregor. München: Lincom Europa.
c350pp. ISBN 3 89586 054 9
Nash, David. 1997. Comparative flora terminology of the central
Territory. Chapter 12, pp.187-206 in Archaeology and Linguistics.
Australia in Global Perspective., edited by Patrick McConvell &
Nicholas Evans. Melbourne: Oxford UP. [Grew out of a conference, 8-12
1991, NTU, Darwin]
- Global Recordings Network. Jilij Kanka Kirda Karn Kurlu
('Everything You Ask In Prayer') - Mudburra - Audio Bible stories and
lessons. Compilations of Christian music, songs or hymns. 14 items,
29:06 duration, 37.4MB/7.7MB http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C80696
* 'These recordings are designed for
evangelism and basic Bible
teaching to bring the gospel message to people who are not literate or
are from oral cultures, particularly unreached people groups.'
- Environment / Bingki. Tennant Creek: Papulu Apparr-Kari AC. http://shop.papak.com.au/product/14 * a basic reader in the Mudburra language, with audio CD (29 August 2011)
- No mining in our land. 4min 46sec. Lyrics and Music Ethan
Dixon and Janey Dixon. Camera Elise Fredericksen, Yasmin Smith. Sound
Yasmin Smith. Editing Elise Fredericksen. Translation David Osgarby,
Janey Dixon. Project management Felicity Meakins. Filmed at Marlinja. ©
Ethan Dixon and Janey Dixon. * Don't Frack the Territory 29 August
 at 22:46 · "INSPIRATION from across Australia today, as the
state of Victoria permanently bans fracking! / Here in the Northern
Territory, we will keep fighting for that certainty of protection.
Listen up to this heartfelt new original song by Ethan Godfrey and his
mother Janey Dixon, filmed in Central NT near Elliot and sung in their
local language, Mudburra. No #fracking."
© 2001 David