To this day, not enough is known about the majority of Cape York Peninsula languages due to the relative scarcity of linguistic documentation and description in the region.

Similarly, our oral literatures are under-documented and at risk of being lost.

Linguistic documentation and description is not only integral to our growing understanding of the complexities and uniqueness of First Nations’ languages, it is also a necessary resource in language revival efforts. The linguistic investigation and corpus building incorporates language documentation and description projects for Cape York Peninsula languages and the development of a full corpus of literature for each target language.