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LINGUIST List 20.4432

Mon Dec 21 2009

Jobs: Spanish, Phonetics: Argentinean Linguist, Butler Hill Group

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        1.    Karin Berghoefer, Spanish & Phonetics: Argentinean Linguist, Butler Hill Group

Message 1: Spanish & Phonetics: Argentinean Linguist, Butler Hill Group
Date: 19-Dec-2009
From: Karin Berghoefer <kberghoeferbutlerhill.com>
Subject: Spanish & Phonetics: Argentinean Linguist, Butler Hill Group
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University or Organization: Butler Hill Group
Web Address: http://butlerhill.com
Job Rank: Argentinean Linguist

Specialty Areas: Phonetics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Description:

The Butler Hill Group, a virtual computational linguistics consulting
company, maintains a world-wide network of highly-skilled linguists,
computer scientists, language experts and research librarians with
expertise in the natural language issues of computer technology.

We have an immediate need - start date January 4, 2010 - for a native or
near-native Argentinean Linguist with background in phonetics.

Qualified candidates need to be linguists who are native or near-native
speakers in Argentinean Spanish. They need to have linguist experience with
next normalization and phonetic transcription with recent experience living
in and/or educated in Argentina.

The work to be performed will be used to improve a TTS (Text-to-Speech)
system. The Linguistic and Phonetic Study will include a study of the
phoneme set and its comparison to other Spanish variants. All work can be
performed remotely.

Butler Hill Group Requirements:
Projects require excellent English reading, writing and communication
skills. Strong computer skills in a Windows environment and greater than
average comfort with software and technology are expected. For this project
it is required that you work in a PC (Windows or Vista) environment. The
tools required are not supported by Mac. When applying, please specify the
level of fluency in the target language. US residents must have US work
authorization (US citizen or permanent resident). Unfortunately, the Butler
Hill Group cannot sponsor employment visas at this time. You will be
required to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement at the time of
contract negotiation.

This is a part-time contract position. Although there are no geographic
requirements regarding remote work location, candidates are expected to be
timely in their communication and regularly available for some email or
phone correspondence.

Project Start: 01/04/10
Project End: 01/20/10
Total number of project hours: up to 60

Compensation:
We offer a competitive, hourly pay rate DOE (to be paid as 1099
self-employment income).

To apply, please email a recent resume or CV, in Word format, in English,
along with a cover letter (in the body of your email) verifying or
specifying the following information to Karin Berghoefer, director for
linguistic projects at the email address below:
- US work authorization (if applicable)
- availability (hours per week & vacation schedule, if known)
- all languages spoken and reading proficiency level / fluency in each language
- current version of Windows

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.


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