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LINGUIST List 23.3318

Mon Aug 06 2012

Jobs: Northern Kurdish; Phonetics; Phonology: Researcher

Editor for this issue: Svetlana Tchistiakova <svetlanalinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Aug-2012
From: Mandy Iverson <miversonappenbutlerhill.com>
Subject: Northern Kurdish; Phonetics; Phonology: Researcher, Appen Butler Hill
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University or Organization: Appen Butler Hill
Job Location: Telecommute
Web Address: http://www.appenbutlerhill.com
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): Kurdish, Northern (kmr)

Description:

Appen Butler Hill is currently looking for a Kurmanji Linguist for a
linguistic project. The project will begin soon, and require approximately
20 hours per week. The length of the contract is to be determined.

Position Summary:
The work will involve assisting in creating a pronunciation lexicon of
words from the language, as well as documents to describe the
language for the purpose of language technology development.
The majority of the linguist's time will be spent checking and correcting
transcriptions of words in phonetic script. Work is on a flexible basis
(preferably 20hrs / week)

Requirements:
- Must have a background in linguistics and a familiarity with the
language, preferably at the level of a fluent native speaker
- Specific linguistic background should be geared towards phonetics
and phonology, and as such the candidate should be familiar with the
IPA and possibly other phonetic scripts like X-SAMPA
- Must have basic computing skills and a familiarity with text files and
spreadsheets

Preferred Skills:
- Bachelor degree in linguistics
- Basic English ability
- Computing skills, including familiarity with text files and spreadsheets
- Must have your own computer with internet connection, as well as -
Firefox and Flash Player (links provided)


Application Deadline: 15-Aug-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=335
Contact Information:
Mandy Iverson
Email: miversonappenbutlerhill.com
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