Very few printed resources (or texts in electronic media) have existed in Guugu Yimidhirr, and even fewer have been distributed to speakers.

Few people have regularly read the language, and in recent decades very few people have written texts. Accordingly, AL literacy is low even among those who are fully literate in English.

The project aims to make more adult speakers literate in AL on the basis of their L1 or partial L1 knowledge of GY phonology.

Anticipated outcomes

  • Increased confidence in writing