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LINGUIST List 23.3502

Tue Aug 21 2012

Jobs: Assamese; General Ling: Consultant, Appen Butler Hill

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Aug-2012
From: Donald Woodward <dwoodwardappenbutlerhill.com>
Subject: Assamese; General Linguistics: Consultant, Appen Butler Hill
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University or Organization: Appen Butler Hill
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://www.appenbutlerhill.com
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Assamese (asm)

Description:

Appen Butler Hill is currently looking for an Assamese Linguist for a part
time linguistic project. The work will last approximately 4 months (with
varied data flow), and is on a flexible basis, requiring approximately 10-
20 hours per week. This is a virtual position.

The work will involve assisting in creating the Lexicon component of a
Speech Database (SDB) in Assamese, as spoken in the state of Assam
in India. A Lexicon is an electronic pronunciation dictionary (in text
format) consisting of phonetic representations of all words transcribed
from audio files in a SDB. The lexicons also include syllable boundaries,
and usually include variant pronunciations, dialectal or regional
variation, and additional labeling indicating 'foreign word', 'proper
name', 'acronym', 'homonym', etc. The work will also involve assisting
with resolution of any spelling standardization or dialectal variation
issues in the language. The majority of the linguist's time will be spent
checking and correcting transcriptions of words in phonetic script.
Training in Appen Butler Hill's processes will be provided.

Required Skills:
- Background in linguistics, specifically in phonetics and phonology;
- Native speaker of Assamese;
- Completed or undertaking a degree in linguistics;
- Basic computing skills and familiarity with spreadsheets.

Application Deadline: 01-Jan-2013 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=366
Contact Information:
Donald Woodward
Email: dwoodwardappenbutlerhill.com

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