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LINGUIST List 18.2746

Sat Sep 22 2007

Jobs: General Linguistics: Linguist I, Sensory, Inc.

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        1.    Kim Huynh, General Linguistics: Linguist I, Sensory, Inc, Sunnyvale, CA, USA


Message 1: General Linguistics: Linguist I, Sensory, Inc, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Date: 21-Sep-2007
From: Kim Huynh <khuynhsensoryinc.com>
Subject: General Linguistics: Linguist I, Sensory, Inc, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
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University or Organization: Sensory, Inc.
Department: Service Department
Web Address: http://sensoryinc.com/

Job Rank: Linguist I

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Description:

Do you have a degree in Linguistics and like to travel?

Seeking entry-level Linguist for data collection. Must be business
oriented, responsible, organized and an independent worker. Must also be a
fast learner and have keen attention to detail.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Recruit participants and organizations for domestic and international
recording sessions.
- Schedule recording sessions in multiple countries.
- Work with speech technologists to define and write specifications for
data collection protocols.
- Record participants using set protocols.
- Ensure that environment and set up are ideal for producing quality
recordings.
- Assist in hiring contractors for orthographic transcription.
- Review and prepare recordings and transcripts for acoustic model training.
- Research and acquire resources needed to develop ASR & TTS engines.
(Identify existing databases and lexicons for ASR training use. Negotiate
terms and agreements with source.)
- Assist in maintaining existing lexicons and speech data.

Qualifications:
1-3 years total job experience with demonstrated interest in linguistics.

Required Skills:
- Fluency in at least one foreign language.
- Excellent understanding of phonological and phonetic concepts.
- Ability to transcribe in IPA.
- Ability to interpret spectrograms.
- Computer literate (windows, DOS) and experience with MS Office applications.
- Ability to work independently.

Desired Skills:
- Audio editing experience.
- Experience making recordings and working with audio hardware.
- Experience using tools such as Audition, Peak, Sound Forge, or Praat.
- Knowledge of WorldBet or SAMPA.
- Programming skills a plus but not required.

Education:
BA / BS in Linguistics

To apply, please indicate the job code you are interested in and email your
cover letter and resume in MS Word or ASCII text format to the email
address listed below.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: jobssensoryinc.com
Contact Information:
HR Dept.
Email: jobssensoryinc.com



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