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published and unpublished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. * 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 5/6/68 for checking. In Capell papers AIATSIS MS 4075 Box 2 Folder 8; also comparative/analysis Box 3 Folder 1; also with Nyininy, Djaru, Ngarinyman in Capell papers AIATSIS 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 7,1-7.
Stanner, W.E.H. 1979. Report on field work in north central and north Australia 1934–35 Microfiche No. 1. ISBN 0855750936 Canberra: AIAS. * from AIATSIS Library MS 846 * 'The Mudburra' pp.48-54 includes some Mudburra vocabulary, ngurlu
McConvell, Patrick. 1980. Hierarchical variation in pronominal clitic attachment 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. Sutton.  Canberra: Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, 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: I.A.D. Machine-readable version deposited at ASEDA, AIATSIS, including vocabularies in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Nash, David & Jane Simpson. 1981. "No-name" in central Australia, pp. 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 Territory, 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 86892 312 5
Kendon, 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 & Linguistics 18 (December 1984) [published 1986?], 1-37.
Hendrie, Timothy R. 1990. Initial apicals in Nuclear Pama-Nyungan, pp.15-77 in Studies in Comparative Pama-Nyungan, ed. by D. Tryon & G.N. 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 Isobel White. Pacific Linguistics C-116. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, RSPacS, ANU.
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 study of compass point direction terms in Australian languages. Honours thesis, University of Melbourne, December 1990. v+98+xi pp.
Murgatroyd, Warren. 1991. Djaperi. A prestige item in Aboriginal exchange. BA(Hons) thesis, Dept Anthropology, Northern Territory University (?)
Mudburra ethnobotany from Kulumindini (Elliot). NT Botanical Bulletin No. 14. Palmerston: NT Department of Land Resource Management.
Claudette, Albert. 1992. How bush medicine is still used today in Kulumindini. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal 16.6 (Nov/Dec),4-5.;dn=288903626571556;res=IELHEA ISSN 1037-3403
Nash, David. 1992. An Australian kinship affix *-rti. Memorial volume 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 systems: pronominal clitics in the Ngumpin languages (Pama-Nyungan family, Northern Australia), Chapter 8, pp.299-331 in Second Position Clitics and Related Phenomena, ed. by Aaron L Halpern & Arnold M Zwicky. Stanford: CSLI Publications. * P2 Clitics Workshop, LSA Institute, Ohio, July 1993. 22pp. draft.
Nash, David. 1996. Pronominal clitic variation in the Yapa languages: some historical speculations, in Studies in Kimberley Languages in Honour 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 Northern Territory. Chapter 12, pp.187-206 in Archaeology and Linguistics. Aboriginal Australia in Global Perspective., edited by Patrick McConvell & Nicholas Evans. Melbourne: Oxford UP. [Grew out of a conference, 8-12 July 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 * '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. * 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 [2016] 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."
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