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LINGUIST List 18.1585

Fri May 25 2007

Jobs: Phonology Comp Ling: British English Lang Consultant, Voicesignal

Editor for this issue: Bethany Townsend <bethanylinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Maria Heiniluoma, Phonology & Computational Linguistics: British English Language Consultant, VoiceSignal Technologies, Inc., Telecommute


Message 1: Phonology & Computational Linguistics: British English Language Consultant, VoiceSignal Technologies, Inc., Telecommute
Date: 24-May-2007
From: Maria Heiniluoma <mheiniluomavoicesignal.com>
Subject: Phonology & Computational Linguistics: British English Language Consultant, VoiceSignal Technologies, Inc., Telecommute


Organization: VoiceSignal Technologies, Inc.
Department: International Product Development
Web Address: http://www.voicesignal.com

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonology

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

VoiceSignal Technologies, a leading developer of speech recognition and
text-to-speech software for cell phones, is seeking highly motivated,
detail-oriented individuals with a background in linguistics or a
language-related field. The job involves working with our staff linguists
and speech recognition engineers to improve pronunciation dictionaries and
normalize text corpora.

Work arrangements are flexible, and they include the possibility of
telecommuting. Preference will be given to candidates within traveling
distance of either Woburn, MA or Ithaca, NY for occasional on-site work.

Approximate time frame of project: 3-4 months, 15-30 hours/week, starting
in May 2007.

Qualifications:
Applicants should be native speakers of British English, with some
background in linguistics and coursework in phonology. Applicants should be
familiar with pronunciation transcription systems, and must have a
sufficient understanding of the general phonological characteristics of
standard British English. A background in editing, proofreading, and/or
technical writing is also desirable. Ability to write scripts in Perl or
other languages is a plus. Previous experience in working with
dictionaries, text corpora strongly preferred.

Compensation:
Negotiable hourly compensation.

How to apply:
Please apply at the url listed below, and send a cover letter and resume.
Prospective candidates will be contacted for an interview to discuss the
project in more detail.

Important:
Please note that in order to apply for this position, you need to be a true
native speaker of British English and fully authorized to work in the
United States.


Application Deadline: 15-Jun-2007 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: mheiniluomavoicesignal.com

Contact Information:
Localization Program Manager Maria Heiniluoma
Email: mheiniluomavoicesignal.com


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