LINGUIST List 21.3372

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 <>
Subject: French & General Linguistics: Consultant, Pearson
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University or Organization: Pearson Department: Test Development Web Address:
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): French (fra)

Pearson in Palo Alto, California is seeking an expert French Canadianlinguist to advise on the development of an automated test of spokenFrench. To learn more about the technology underlying Versant tests, pleasevisit 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'savailability 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 graduatedegree from a Canadian University in French language/linguistics or closelyrelated field. The candidate should be comfortable communicating inEnglish (in person, on the phone, and over email). Experience working withcorpora a plus.

About the Consulting Work:

The consultant's work will vary depending on his/her availability andinterest, but may include tasks such as providing an expert opinion ondifferences between Canadian and European French, helping to construct alexicon of frequently used French words by locating and analyzing corporaof spoken French, reviewing test items and test instructions,translating/writing French documentation, coaching voice talent in therecording studio, reviewing recorded audio files for clarity/accent,creating training materials for transcribers, and other tasks requiringexpertise 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 onthe consultant's availability and schedule, and on the phase of theproject. The consultant may work remotely (e.g., in Canada), and is notrequired 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 briefintroductory 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: Contact Information:
Nicole Wilson Email:

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