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LINGUIST List 21.4559

Sun Nov 14 2010

Internships: Comp Ling: Intern, Linguistics of Visual Languages, VizLingo, USA

Editor for this issue: Matthew Lahrman <mattlinguistlist.org>


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        1.     Mathias Bullerman , Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, General Linguistics, Semantic, Syntax: Intern, Linguistics of Visual Languages, VizLingo, New York, USA

Message 1: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, General Linguistics, Semantic, Syntax: Intern, Linguistics of Visual Languages, VizLingo, New York, USA
Date: 11-Nov-2010
From: Mathias Bullerman <mathiasbullermanvizlingo.com>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, General Linguistics, Semantic, Syntax: Intern, Linguistics of Visual Languages, VizLingo, New York, USA
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University or Organization: Vizlingo Llc
Department: Linguistic Product Development
Web Address: http://www.vizlingo.com

Type of Work: Lang Materials Development

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Semantics
Syntax

Duration: 12-Nov-2010 to 01-Feb-2010
Voluntary
Internship Location: New York, New York, USA
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: Advanced English language skills
Basic computer skills
Strong communications skills
3 month minimum availability of at least 10 hours per week.


Description:
VizLingo is an innovative social-media venture comprised of passionate
individuals who thrive in a creative environment. Founded in 2007, this group of
accomplished entrepreneurs, technologists and new media professionals began with
a mission to create the world's first global visual language.

We are now hiring dedicated interns to join the team and play an active role in
building this language with us. Applicants should be driven by ingenuity, have
a passion for culture & innovation, and exceptional linguistic and literary
proficiency. Interns will never be asked to perform mindless duties or
administrative work. Rather, you will be an actively engaged playing a
significant role in product development.

Our team is stimulated by open dialogue and promotes group-sourced problem
solving, valuing your voice as the internal representation of our user base.
Interns will explore international cultures through user-generated content
submitted by a globally connected youth.

We do not expect an intern to know exactly what to do when walking into the
position; there will be adequate training to ensure a working comfort level.

You will be responsible for shaping VizLingo's visual vocabulary by assessing
the literal words each incoming clip visually represents. While performing
data-centric tagging, you will be isolating the specific words or phrases to
objectively describe the visual content of the clip. You will need to exercise
an academic understanding of the English language in order to maintain a literal
sense of "tagging what you see", while simultaneously weighing poetic,
metaphoric and subjective interpretations.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:
Director of Linguistics Mathias Bullerman
Email: mathiasbullermanvizlingo.com
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