LINGUIST List 27.1268

Mon Mar 14 2016

Internships: Computational Ling, Lang Doc, Lexicography: Summer Intern with PanLex: The Long Now Foundation/USA

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 12-Mar-2016
From: Jonathan Pool <>
Subject: Summer Internship with PanLex
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University or Organization: The Long Now Foundation
Department: PanLex
Web Address:

Type of Work: Programming

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Language Documentation

Duration: 20-Jun-2016 to 12-Aug-2016
Internship Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Minimum Education Level: BA
Special Qualifications: - Familiarity with multiple languages and non-Latin scripts - Lexicographic and bibliographic knowledge - Ability to program in an interpreted language and apply regexes - Knowledge of app development and UI design and testing

Various low- and high-tech activities, including:

- Acquisition of lexicographic data on the least-documented languages
- Interpretation of those data to populate a panlingual lexical database
- Automation of parts of that interpretive process with text parsing
- Development of human interfaces to the database
- Quantitative analysis of the data

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Jonathan Pool

Page Updated: 14-Mar-2016