The University of Melbourne

Trinity College

July 3-6, 2000



Course coordinator: MARY LAUGHREN


Course Reader


1. Laughren, M., R. Hoogenraad, K.L. Hale and R. Japanangka Granites. (1996). Wangkamirlipa Warlpirilki. Learner's Guide to Warlpiri, pp. 1-4). Alice Springs: IAD Press.

2. Hale, K.L., M. Laughren and J.H. Simpson. (1995). Warlpiri. In J. Jacobs, A. van Stechow, W. Sternefeld, and T. Vennemann (eds.) Syntax-Handbook, Volume II, section XXI Syntactic Sketches, pp. 1430-1451. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter.

3. Hale, K.L. (1982). Some Essential Features of Warlpiri Verbal Clauses. In S. Swartz (ed.) Work Papers of SIL-AAB, Series A Volume 6, 217-315.

4. Hale, Kenneth L. 1973. Person marking in Walbiri, in S. R. Anderson & P. Kiparsky (eds)A Festschrift for Morris Halle, 308-344. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc.

5. McConvell, P. (1996). The Functions of Split-Wackernagel Clitic Systems: Pronominal Clitics in the Ngumpin Languages (Pama-Nyungan family, Northern Australia). In A.L. Halpern & A.M. Zwicky (eds) Approaching Second: Second Position Clitics and Related Phenomena, pp. 299-331. Stanford: CSLI Publications.

6. McConvell, P. (1980). Hierarchical variation in pronominal clitic attachment in the eastern Ngumbin languages. In B. Rigsby, & P. Sutton (eds), Papers in Australian Linguistics No. 13: Contributions to Australian Linguistics, pp. 31-117. Pacific Linguistics Series A, No. 59. Canberra: ANU.

7. Laughren, M. (1982). A preliminary Description of Propositional Particles in Warlpiri. In S. Swartz (ed.) Work Papers of SIL-AAB, Series A Volume 6, 129-163.

8. Hudson, J. (1978). The core of Walmatjari Grammar., pp.77-84. Canberra: AIAS.

9. Nash, David. (1982). Warlpiri Verb Roots and Preverbs. In S. Swartz (ed.) Work Papers of SIL-AAB, Series A Volume 6, 165-215.

10. Laughren, M. (1992). Secondary predication as a diagnostic of underlying structure in Pama-Nyungan languages. In I.M. Roca (ed.) Thematic Structure Its Role in Grammar, pp. 199-246. Berlin, New York: Foris Publications.

11. Laughren, M. (1989). The configurationality parameter and Warlpiri. In L. Marácz & P. Muysken (eds) Configurationality The typology of Asymmetries, pp. 319-353. Dordrecht: Foris Publications.

12. Nash, David. (1979). Preliminary Vocabulary of the Warlmanpa Language. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT, Cambridge, Mass. [with grammatical preface, sample texts] Ts. 72pp. Note: This vocabulary was superseded by the revised version of 1981.  See

For further language documentation related to this course visit:

For an exhaustive bibliography of works on the Warlpiri language visit:

(These web pages are maintained by David Nash)

Created by Mary Laughren, 25 May 2000.
Modified by David Nash, 2 July 2000.