Warnman (A62 ) in Sourcebook for Central Australian Languages (1981).
Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
Jangkudjara (T), Jan-Gundjara (orig. AIAS), Jankundjara (Johnson), Jankuntjatjara (Herrmann), Kulban (tja)tjara (?), Wirtjapakandja (Love), Yangundjara (AIAS), Yangkundjara (SAW), Yankunytjatjarra (Goddard)
Classification of the language:
Western Desert proper, Wati subgroup.
Oates '73: 56.6b
Present number and distribution of speakers:
Traditionally, Musgrave and Everard Ranges area, north to Lake Amadeus and Basedow Range and south to Lake Meramangye (Tindale).
(Defining the precise location of the Yankunytjatjara is a complex matter.)
Milliken, 1972 --
Black, 1979 --
Perhaps a hundred speakers.
People who have worked intensively on the language:
Cliff Goddard, ANU.
Experimental, developed by Cliff Goddard and Yami Lester, and likely to be adopted.
Hale, Hamilton, Goddard.
Grammar or sketch grammar:
Material available on the language:
Bates, Daisy M. Native vocabularies - Central Australian tribes. Typescript copy of Ms. section 12, 2G:8a(2). (ANL-MS365-60/14-36)
---------- Native vocabularies - Central district. Typescript copy of ms. and ms. Section 12, 2G:7. (similar to previous entry)
Hale, Kenneth L. 1960(?). Yankunytyara-English (word list). 82p. xeroxed ms.
Hamilton, Annette. 1971(?). (field notes). ms. (includes flora terms)
Love, J.R.B. 1937(?). Notes on grammar and vocabulary of the Wi:rtjapakandja tribe of the Musgrave Ranges, South Australia. 31p. ts. (SPLA-PRG214/22) (about 800 words listed by English, 7p. grammar)
O'Grady, G.N. & T.J. Klokeid. 1969. Australian Linguistic Classification: A Plea for Coordination of Effort. Oceania 39.4:298-311.
Tindale, N.B. 1931-37. Vocabulary of Pitjandjara, the language of the natives of the Great Western Desert. (Adelaide). 138p. ts. (some words of Pintupi, Ngalia, Kukatja, Nga:dadjara, Wirongu, Janjundjadjara)
---------- 1957. Visit to the north west of South Australia and adjacent parts of Western Australia. Apr-May 1957. 446p. ts., ms. (vocabulary of 80 words of Jangkundjara)
Trudinger, R.M. 1943. Grammar of the Pitjantjatjara dialect, Central Australia. Oceania 13.3:205-223.
Kathy Menning (comp.) and David Nash (ed.) 1981. © IAD Press
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