Waljen (A11 ) in Sourcebook for Central Australian Languages (1981).
Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
Anmadjera (T,O'G,RLS,AC,SAW,KH), Anmatjirra (IAD, Andrews), Anmatyira (Yallop), Umatjera (Ingamalls), Unmatjera
Regarded as a dialect of Aranda by Oates, AIAS, Capell.
Classification of the language:
Aranda Group, Urtwa subgroup
Oates '73: 66.1d
Present number and distribution of speakers:
Tea Tree (Ti Tree), Napperby, Stirling, Aileron,
Alice Springs, Utopia, Yuendumu
Milliken, 1972 -- 841
Black, 1979 --
People who have worked intensively on the language:
Avery Andrews, ANU; Jenny Green, Utopia.
Experimental (Andrews, IAD)
Grammar or sketch grammar:
Material available on the language:
Andrews, Avery. Notes on Anmatjirra phonology: preliminary. 15p. ms. IAD.
---------- & David Nash. 1978. Anmatjirra flora terms. 2p. ts. AIAS.
Green, Jenny. Anmatjirra notes. ms. (field notes on verb tenses, question forms, etc.)
Hale, Kenneth L. Anmatjirra avoidance language. 2p. ms.
---------- 1962. Internal relationships in Arandic of Central Australia, pp.171-83 in Some Linguistic Types in Australia. Oceania Linguistic Monograph 7, by A. Capell. Sydney: Oceania
(The University of Sydney).
---------- 197?. Arandic word list. 25p. mimeo. MIT.
---------- 1976. On ergative and locative suffixial alternations in Australian languages, pp.414-417 in Grammatical Categories in Australian Languages, ed. by R.M.W. Dixon. AIAS. (discusses rule
adding final /ng/)
O'Grady, Geoffrey N. 1957. Materials on suffixing languages of Western Australia. p.1-116,125,261,263-275: xerox ms. (vocabularies of various languages) University of Sydney.
Strehlow, T.G.H. 1942. Aranda phonetics. Oceania 12.3:255-302. (comparative brief notes on Kukatja, Ngalia, Unmatjera phonetics).
Tindale, N.B. 1932. Journal of an expedition to Mt Leibig, Central Australia, to do anthropological research. Aug 1932. 374p. + suppl. notes. ms. (Kukatja, Jumu, Ngalia, Anmatjera,
Pintubi and Aranda)
Kathy Menning (comp.) and David Nash (ed.) 1981. © IAD Press
AIATSIS gratefully acknowledges IAD Press for permission to use this material in AUSTLANG.