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Fri Jan 14 2011
Jobs: Perl Programming, Creative Lang Analysis: Descriptive Linguist
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English & Descriptive Linguistics, Perl Programming, Creative Language Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Ling & Literature: Descriptive Linguist, Small Tech Firm
Message 1: English & Descriptive Linguistics, Perl Programming, Creative Language Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Ling & Literature: Descriptive Linguist, Small Tech Firm
From: Pence Emery <pemery32yahoo.com>
Subject: English & Descriptive Linguistics, Perl Programming, Creative Language Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Ling & Literature: Descriptive Linguist, Small Tech Firm
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University or Organization: Small Tech Firm
Job Location: , ----------------
Job Rank: Descriptive Linguist
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Descriptive Linguistics, Language Engineering, Creative Language Analysis
Required Language(s): English (eng)
Freelance, part-time position
Perl programming skills required
UK, Canada, Australia or New Zealand natives/residents a big big plus
Very strong descriptive linguistic capabilities a big big plus
Knowledge of finance a big plus
Lover of classic literature a plus
Non-technical (as well as technical) publications a plus
NLP-based firm seeks freelance linguistic analysts with perl programming
skills, to work entirely from home, on a roughly half-time basis.
Competitive pay. Must be both strong and experienced in practical
linguistic analysis. No use of linguistic theory, phonology, or discourse
analysis involved. However, a professional understanding and sensitivity to
actual language use and description is expected for the position.
Candidates asked to take at-home tests as proof of abilities. Must be
native speaker of English.
Candidate does not absolutely need to be a degreed linguist, much less a
PhD. Ideal person for this job 'basically old-fashioned' BUT with at least
decent perl programming abilities. Candidate might be considered
'old-fashioned' because they are more interested and involved in
appreciating, producing, and describing English at what might be called a
'pre-theoretic' level, than in constructing or applying linguistic theory.
For instance, candidate is the kind of person who reads literature in his
or her spare time; who is capable of writing, and perhaps has written, for
publication in a non-specialist context; and who cherishes the nuances of
verbal expression. So (s)he is almost more a 'literary type' than a
linguist under the current understanding of the latter term.
But that is not quite all there is to the candidate: (s)he is also able to
code, at least fairly well (though brilliantly would be fine as well :>),
in perl. This is what saves the candidate from being thoroughly old-fashioned.
In order to protect our products, we have asked LINGUIST not to release our
company name at this time. However, interested applicants may inquire about
the position by writing to the email address below.
Application Deadline: 07-Jul-2011
Email Address for Applications: pemery32yahoo.com
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