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LINGUIST List 20.4028

Tue Nov 24 2009

Jobs: English, General Ling: Contractor, Nuance Communications Inc.

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        1.    Alex Hurst, English & General Linguistics: Contractor, Nuance Communications Inc.

Message 1: English & General Linguistics: Contractor, Nuance Communications Inc.
Date: 23-Nov-2009
From: Alex Hurst <Alexander.Hurstnuance.com>
Subject: English & General Linguistics: Contractor, Nuance Communications Inc.
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications Inc.
Department: Dragon R&D Language Modeling
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Contractor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Nuance Communications, Inc., a world-wide leader in speech technology, is
seeking a part-time English language consultant to enhance our language
dictionaries.

All work will be done off-site.

Responsibilities:
- Evaluating design and quality of pronunciation dictionaries
- Merging pronunciation dictionaries
- Evaluating and correcting dictionary entries
- Identifying new entries for general and specialized dictionaries
- Writing phonetic transcriptions for new and existing entries
- Serving as language expert resource for engineers and researchers

Requirements:
- Native or near-native fluency in English
- Completion or near-completion of undergraduate degree in linguistics
- Knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet
- Ability to work independently
- Up-to-date computer running Windows
- High-speed home internet connection

Helpful Skills:
- Expertise in medicine, law, or technology
- Knowledge of UNIX
- Familiarity with a text editor such as emacs or vi
- Ability to program in a scripting language (e.g. Perl)

30 hours of work per week for a duration of 3 months is required. Pay is
$22-30 per hour, depending on experience. Equivalent payment in other
currencies, e.g. euros, is also possible.

To apply, please submit your resume or CV and a brief statement describing
your experience and abilities to the email address below. We will consider
only electronic submissions. No phone calls, please.


Application Deadline: 31 December 2009

(The position may be filled before that date if a qualified applicant is
found.)

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2009

Email Address for Applications: lm.linguisticsnuance.com
Contact Information:
LM Linguistics
Email: lm.linguisticsnuance.com

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