LINGUIST List 27.4326

Wed Oct 26 2016

Internships: An Internship Working on Hidata to Develop Language Teaching Materials

Editor for this issue: Yue Chen <>

Date: 25-Oct-2016
From: Edwin Ko <>
Subject: An Internship Working on Hidata to Develop Language Teaching Materials
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University or Organization: The Language Conservancy
Web Address:

Type of Work: Lang Materials Development

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Documentation

Duration: 01-Nov-2016 to 01-Jun-2017
Internship Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications:

- Pursuing or completed a degree in linguistics, or other related fields.
- Some familiarity with: transcribing content from audio recordings (using Praat and/or Audacity), and phonetic, morphological and morpho-phonological analysis.
- Basic understanding of language teaching and learning methodologies.
- Previous experience with language documentation and revitalization is desirable.
- Aptitude for learning new technologies and processes.

The Language Conservancy is seeking one or two interns to aid in the
development of two language-learning materials - an audio (or talking)
dictionary and a beginner’s audio course – for Hidatsa, a highly endangered
Siouan language of North Dakota. Specifically, interns will process and
transcribe audio files collected from fieldwork, conduct research on various
domains of Hidatsa (i.e. morphology, syntax, etc.) in an effort to facilitate
sequencing of linguistic content, among other tasks. Interns will gain
significant experience in linguistic analysis (esp. in morphology and
morpho-phonology), applied linguistics, language documentation and

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume/CV
and cover letter. Please CC all emails to and
write “Linguistic Products Intern” as the subject of the email. Duration is
negotiable, but preference will be provided to those able to commit for a
longer term.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:
Edwin Ko

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