LINGUIST List 27.778

Wed Feb 10 2016

Internships: The LINGUIST List Internship Program 2016

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <>

Date: 10-Feb-2016
From: Malgorzata Cavar <>
Subject: The LINGUIST List Internship Program 2016
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University or Organization: Linguist List
Web Address:

Type of Work: Annotation, Programming, Editing, Language Materials Development

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Duration: 15-May-2016 to 15-Aug-2016
Internship Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

The LINGUIST List invites undergraduate and graduate students as well as particularly motivated senior high school students to the 2016 summer internship program.

Interns at LINGUIST List have the opportunity to participate in the daily operations of the LINGUIST List, including editing submissions to the LINGUIST List and correspondence with linguists.

Apart from that interns will have the opportunity to work under the supervision of local or visiting faculty at The LINGUIST List on concrete research projects related to language and STEM sub-disciplines, language
documentation, as well as engineering of software solutions and algorithms, mathematical concepts and methods, and technologies related to speech and language data.

Depending on individual interests or skills interns can get involved in the following projects for a certain proportion of their work time:
- Language and Location: A Map Accessibility Project (LL-MAP) using GIS and geographical language information
- MultiTree, a digital library of scholarly hypotheses visualization project
- General Ontology for Linguistic Description (GOLD) or the Lexical Enhancement via the GOLD Ontology (LEGO)
- The DAPS (Detecting Anomalous Parse Structures) project, developing ways of detecting errors in dependency parse structures
- Yiddish speech corpus and automatic speech recognition and forced alignment
- Chatino speech corpus and automatic speech recognition and forced alignment
- Texas-German speech corpus and automatic speech recognition and forced alignment
- Marathi Phonation-Type Contrast Typology and Resourcing
- Chimpoto corpus analyses and annotation, ELAN format transformation
- Grammar Engineering (Morphology and Syntax, Finite State and LFG-based) for Slavic and Asia-Pacific languages
- language data encoding, common language technologies for the annotation, creation of digital dictionaries and lexicons, audio and video recordings for language documentation
- Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithms and Human Language Technology (HLT) applications.

For more information on the specific projects visit our site:

Internships are generally available for a three-month period between May and August. Interns can receive a modest stipend or volunteer. Housing is not provided, although The LINGUIST List team and the local linguistics community at Indiana University in Bloomington can provide some assistance in locating
accommodations. International applicants are encouraged, but must have or obtain an appropriate visa, i.e. one that permits them to work, study, or intern in the US.

Application Deadline: 15-Apr-2016
Deadline for international applicants: 29-Feb-2016

Email Address for Applications:

Special instructions: To apply send an email explaining why you would like to intern at the LINGUIST List and what projects you are interested in. Please indicate if you would also be willing to accept an unpaid internship. Attach CV and (optional but recommended) a letter of recommendation and grade transcript.

Contact Information:
Dr Malgorzata Cavar

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