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LINGUIST List 22.2783

Wed Jul 06 2011

Jobs: English (North America); Phonetics: Consultant, SRI International

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        1.     Colleen Richey , English (North America); Phonetics: Consultant, SRI International

Message 1: English (North America); Phonetics: Consultant, SRI International
Date: 05-Jul-2011
From: Colleen Richey <colleenspeech.sri.com>
Subject: English (North America); Phonetics: Consultant, SRI International
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University or Organization: SRI International
Department: Speech Technology and Research Lab
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://www.speech.sri.com/
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Phonetics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Summer Contract for Phoneticians

The Speech Technology and Research Lab at SRI International is seeking
phoneticians who are native speakers of North American English for a
one-time, short-term transcription task.

The following are the specific requirements that need to be met:
- Native speaker of North American English
- Proficient in phonetics, with experience doing phonetic transcription
- Work to begin on or after July 11, 2011, and to be completed by the end
of August, 2011
- Work will be done remotely on contractor's personal computer (Windows
PC, Mac, or Linux)
- Custom Java-based transcription software, required for this task, will
be provided
- Must have a quiet environment to work in and high-quality headphones
- Familiarity with Japanese language is a plus

Task Involves:
- Broad phonetic transcription (includes judging native/non-nativeness of
phones) of 1200-1500 English sentences read by Japanese speakers
- We estimate approximately 160 hours of work
- Payment will be a flat rate in the approximate range of $5,000-$6,000,
depending on the size of the task

Please send a resume along with a cover letter indicating summer
availability to transcribespeech.sri.com.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: transcribespeech.sri.com
Contact Information:
Colleen Richey
Email: colleenspeech.sri.com


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