LINGUIST List 15.2587

Fri Sep 17 2004

Jobs: Area Open: Intern, Rosetta Project

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Message 1: Jobs: Specialization Not Required: Intern, Rosetta Project/Long Now Foundation

Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 17:17:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: lbwelch <lbwelchlongnow.org>
Subject: Jobs: Specialization Not Required: Intern, Rosetta Project/Long Now Foundation



University or Organization: Rosetta Project/Long Now Foundation
Rank of Job: Intern
Specialty Areas: Specialization not required


Description:
 
The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists
and native speakers working to build a publicly accessible online
archive for all documented human languages. We are looking for people
to help with the core task of scanning and/or typing in existing
materials on a wide variety of languages of the world. Our goal is to
put together the most broad and complete reference work on the
languages of the world to date - a reference work of relevance both to
academic linguists and to endangered language communities.

After three years of collection and curation, the Rosetta online
archive is already the largest descriptive linguistic resource on the
Net. We currently serve over 30,000 text pages documenting writing
systems, phonology, grammar, vernacular texts, core wordlists,
numbering systems, maps, audio files, and demographic/historical
descriptions for over 1,700 languages. A major sub-component of the
Rosetta archive is the ALL Language Word List Database - a collection
of 200 term core vocabulary lists for the languages of the world.

As an intern with Rosetta, you will be exposed to important works on
an extremely wide variety of languages, and will have the opportunity
to see what goes into developing and maintaining a large, on-line,
digital archive as you participate in a history-making project.
Internships are typically for 1-2 months. Full-time interns (32+
hours/week) have access to preferential housing/rent pricing in the
Presidio of San Francisco, where our offices are located (ask for
details if this is of interest to you). In general, the work needs to
be done here in our offices (unless you want to take on a much larger
commitment, in which case we can consider ways to set you up to work
off-site).


Address for Applications:

	Attn: Laura Buszard-Welcher
	The Rosetta Project / Long Now Foundation
	P.O. Box 29462
	San Francisco, CA 94129-0462
	United States of America 

	Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:

	Laura Buszard-Welcher
	Email: lbwelchlongnow.org
	Tel: (415) 561-6582
	Fax: (415) 561-6297
	Website: http://www.rosettaproject.org/live
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