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LINGUIST List 17.2309

Sat Aug 12 2006

Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin: Language Consultant, Voice Signal Technologies

Editor for this issue: Amy Renaud <renaudlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Barbara Winer, Chinese, Mandarin: Mandarin Chinese Language Consultant, Voice Signal Technologies, Inc, MA, USA


Message 1: Chinese, Mandarin: Mandarin Chinese Language Consultant, Voice Signal Technologies, Inc, MA, USA
Date: 11-Aug-2006
From: Barbara Winer <jobsvoicesignal.com>
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin: Mandarin Chinese Language Consultant, Voice Signal Technologies, Inc, MA, USA


University or Organization: Voice Signal Technologies, Inc
Department: International Product Management
Web Address: http://www.voicesignal.com
Specialty Areas: Text/Corpus Linguistics
Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Description:

Language and Product Consultant: Mandarin Chinese

Job Description:

Voice Signal is looking for a native Mandarin Chinese speaker to help us
develop Mandarin versions of our speech recognition software for mobile
phones. VoiceSignal's innovative software is available in over twenty
languages and is deployed in mobile phones and used by millions of people
around the world.

Our Mandarin Chinese consultant will work with our linguists and
localization team on a variety of tasks, including the preparation of large
corpora of linguistic data (text and pronunciations). Candidates must be
native speakers of Mandarin Chinese, with high proficiency in written
Chinese (both simplified and traditional characters). Some knowledge of
linguistics is desired but not required. Familiarity with mobile phone
usage in China is strongly desired. We estimate that the project will
require 20-25 hours per week for approximately four months.

Job Activities:

- Analyze written Chinese text for various phenomena.
- Research and source linguistic resources on the Internet.
- Help prepare recording scripts for recording native Mandarin speakers.
- Identify and supervise Mandarin voice talent.

Skills/Experience:

- Fluent, native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.
- Proficiency in reading and writing Chinese (both simplified and
traditional characters).
- Strong interest in the details of Mandarin grammar and vocabulary.
- Some expertise in linguistics is desired.
- English-to-Chinese translation experience is desired but not required.
- Familiarity with current use of mobile phones in China is strongly desired.
- Familiarity with cultural and linguistic characteristics of China is
strongly desired.
- Excellent writing and communication skills; ability to document work
clearly.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to via email or fax to:
jobsvoicesignal.com
Job Code: Mandarin Language Consultant
Fax: 7810970-5300



Address for Applications:
Barbara Winer
150 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
USA
Email: jobsvoicesignal.com

Application Deadline: 30-Sep-2006
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