Sourcebook for Central Australian Languages (1981):
Mudalga (A27 ) in Sourcebook for Central Australian Languages (1981).
- Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
- This language is quite distinct from the two separate languages with the name Kukatja. Gugada (AC, AIAS, Platt), Kokata (T, O'G, RLS, Berndt), Koogurda (DBates), Kokata east (Berndt), Kukata (AC), Baduwonga (Ba:du wongga) (DBates), Madu Wonga (Elkin), Matuntara (Madutara) (Herrmenn), Wanggamardu (Platt)
- Classification of the language:
- Western Desert proper, Wati subgroup.
- Identification codes:
- Oates '73: 56.8b
- AIAS: C.003
- Capell: C12
- Present number and distribution of speakers:
- Traditionally, south-east edge of Great Victoria Desert. Port Augusta, Coober Pedy, Kingoonya.
- AIAS, 1972 -- 11
- Black, 1979 -- nearly extinct
- Walsh, 1981 -- a couple of speakers
- People who have worked intensively on the language:
- Practical orthography:
- Word lists:
- Black, Tindale, Platt, Oates & Healey.
- Grammar or sketch grammar:
- Platt, 1972.
- Material available on the language:
- Bates, Daisy M. 1931. (Letter to) Professor Fitzherbert. Ooldea, August 12, 1931. 25p. ms. (ANL-MS365-87/47-96) (vocabulary of Kugurda, Ngallia and others) Bedford, R. Notes on blackfellow tribes and languages of Eyre's Peninsula. 15p. ts. S.A. Museum A.D.10. (vocabulary of Kukatha,
- Parnkalla, etc.)
- Black, J.M. 1920. Vocabularies of four South Australian languages: Adelaide, Narrunga, Kukata and Narrinyeri. Royal Society of South Australia. Transactions 44:76-93. (52 words of Kukata)
- Layton, Robert. 1977. Field notes: Gugada. [Kingoonya, S.A.] 50p. ms. (Ms 595(4), AIAS) (vocabulary and phrases, including kin terms)
- Oates, W.J. & A. Healey. 1966. Kukata. 2p. ts. Barnawatha, Vic. (vocabulary of about 90 words)
- O'Grady, G.N. Material on suffixing languages of W.A. (Ms 320, AIAS)
- ---------- & T.J. Klokeid. 1969. Australian Linguistic Classification: A Plea for Coordination of Effort. Oceania 39:298-311. (comparative list of 100 words, Kukata-Kukatja-Wirangu)
- Platt, J.T. 1967. The Kukata-Kukatja distinction. Oceania 8.1:61-64.
- ---------- 1968. Some features of the verb in Kukata. Anthropological Linguistics 10.5:1-17. (differences between Kukata and Kukatja)
- ---------- 1970. Some notes on Gugada and Wirangu, pp.59-64 in Trends in Australian Linguistics. Australian Aboriginal Studies No. 23, ed. by D. Laycock. AIAS.
- ---------- 1972. An outline grammar of Gugada dialect of South Australia. Australian Aboriginal Studies, no.48. Linguistics series no.20. viii+68p. diags. tbls. AIAS.
- Tindale, Norman B. 1928. Field notes and journal on an anthropological expedition to Koonibba on the west coast of South Australia. Aug. 1928. c100p. unbound ms. (vocabularies of Wirangu (300 words) and Kokata)
- Walsh, Michael. 1977. Field notes: Gugada. [Kingoonya, S.A.] 108p. ms. (Ms 888, 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.