Sourcebook for Central Australian Languages (1981):
Palyku (A55 ) in Sourcebook for Central Australian Languages (1981).
- Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
- Walmala (T), Walmanba (AC, SAW, AIAS, O'GV, RLS), Walmunba (Stanner), Wanmanpa (Reece), Warlmanba (McConvell), Warlmanpa (Nash) Warnmanpa is the Warlpiri pronunciation.
- Classification of the language:
- Pama-Nyungan Family O'GV: Southwest Group, Ngarrka Subgroup RLS: Central Western Desert Type
- Identification codes:
- Oates '73: 58.1
- AIAS: C.017
- Capell: C23
- Present number and distribution of speakers:
- Several families; young people understand but speak English, Warumungu or Warlpiri.
- Milliken, 1972 -- 36
- Black, 1979 -- not listed
- Banka Banka, Tennant Creek, Elliott, Warrabri
- People who have worked intensively on the language:
- David Nash
- Practical orthography:
- Nash uses a practical orthography.
- Word lists:
- Nash 1979
- Grammar or sketch grammar:
- Nash 1979
- Material available on the language:
- Capell, A. 1952. The Wailbri through their own eyes. Oceania 23.2,110-132.
- ---------- 1962. Waljbiri grammar, p.15-50 in Some Linguistic Types in Australia. Handbook of Australian Languages, Part II. Oceania Linguistic Monographs No. 7. Sydney: University of Sydney.
- Hale, Kenneth L. 1966. (Warlmanpa field notes.) about 70p. ms.
- ---------- 1973. Person marking in Walbiri, pp. 308-344 in A Festschrift for Morris Halle, ed. by tephen Anderson and Paul
- Kiparsky. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc. [pronouns]
- Nash, David. 1977-78. (Field notes and transcriptions) (some at AIAS)
- ---------- 1978. Flora terms in the Warlpiri, Warlmanpa and Warumungu languages. 16p. typescript. AIAS.
- ---------- 1979. A preliminary vocabulary of the Warlmanpa language. Grammatical Preface. Warlmanpa verbs. 41+13p. typescript, M.I.T. (revised June 1981)
- ----------- (to appear) Warlpiri Preverbs and Verb Roots. In Work-Papers of SIL-AAB, ed, by Stephen Swartz. Berrimah, N.T.: Summer Institute of Linguistics. (lists Warlmanpa verb roots)
- ---------- & Bunny Napurrula. 1978. Brief expressions of use to medical people in the Warumungu, Warlmanpa and Warlpiri languages as spoken at Tennant Creek, N.T. 3p. typescript. AIAS.
- Stanner, W.E.H. 1979. Report on field work in north central and northern Australia 1934-5. Microfiche No. 1. AIAS.
- Literacy material:
Kathy Menning (comp.) and David Nash (ed.) 1981. © IAD Press
AIATSIS gratefully acknowledges IAD Press for permission to use this material in AUSTLANG.