1. Data collection: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure that you obtain your language data in the safest way possible, we suggest using any of the following sources for your data collection: YouTube, Vimeo, WhatsApp, and Skype. You may also use data from the open access bilingual data bank at https://biling.talkbank.org/browser/ or any other language databases to which you have access.

Collect 30 minutes of language data from any of the suggested sources in a language other than English (wherever possible).
Transcribe 10 minutes of that data in standard orthography.
5 minutes in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). (Use this link to watch a demonstration of how to do orthographic and phonetic transcription.
Your data should be presented on separate lines in Latin
script, glossed and spaced appropriately for the task, and translated, as in the example below.

1. o ti-ra ego la u̩lo̩aku̩ anyi̩
2. /oʊ ti-ra ɛgoʊ la ʊlɒakʊ aɲi/
3. he put-PST money into bank-N our-DET
4. ‘He put money into our bank.’

2. Using your transcribed data identify and discuss briefly the main distinguishing characteristics of your chosen language, focusing particularly on:

Phonetics
Morphology
Syntax
Semantics, and
Deixis

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