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Sun Aug 22 2010

Jobs: French & General Linguistics: Consultant, Pearson

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        1.    Nicole Wilson, French & General Linguistics: Consultant, Pearson

Message 1: French & General Linguistics: Consultant, Pearson
Date: 20-Aug-2010
From: Nicole Wilson <nwilsonpearsonkt.com>
Subject: French & General Linguistics: Consultant, Pearson
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University or Organization: Pearson
Department: Test Development
Web Address: http://ordinate.com
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): French (fra)
                            Indo-European

Description:

Pearson in Palo Alto, California is seeking an expert French Canadian
linguist to advise on the development of an automated test of spoken
French. To learn more about the technology underlying Versant tests, please
visit the company website above.

Pay: US$35-$45 per hour, depending on background and experience

Hours: Can average from 2-10 hours per week, based on the consultant's
availability and the phase of project.

Project duration: ~6 months: August 2010 to March 2011

Work location: Anywhere, or in our Palo Alto, California office

Candidate Qualifications:

The consultant must be a native Canadian French speaker, with a graduate
degree from a Canadian University in French language/linguistics or closely
related field. The candidate should be comfortable communicating in
English (in person, on the phone, and over email). Experience working with
corpora a plus.

About the Consulting Work:

The consultant's work will vary depending on his/her availability and
interest, but may include tasks such as providing an expert opinion on
differences between Canadian and European French, helping to construct a
lexicon of frequently used French words by locating and analyzing corpora
of spoken French, reviewing test items and test instructions,
translating/writing French documentation, coaching voice talent in the
recording studio, reviewing recorded audio files for clarity/accent,
creating training materials for transcribers, and other tasks requiring
expertise in French Canadian linguistics as they arise.

The project will last approximately 6 months, from now until March 2011.
The number of hours per week can average anywhere from 2-12, depending on
the consultant's availability and schedule, and on the phase of the
project. The consultant may work remotely (e.g., in Canada), and is not
required to be eligible for work in the U.S.

Note: Consultants are independent contractors, not employees. Non-U.S.
residents will be paid via wire transfer to a Canadian bank account.
Consultants who are eligible to work the U.S. will be paid by check.

We hope to fill this position quickly. Please send a resume and brief
introductory email to Dr. Nicole Wilson at the email address specified.

Please indicate you learned about the position on LinguistList.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: nwilsonpearsonkt.com
Contact Information:
Nicole Wilson
Email: nwilsonpearsonkt.com

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