LINGUIST List 28.461

Mon Jan 23 2017

Jobs: French; Phonetics; Phonology: Junior Linguist, Pygmalion

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 20-Jan-2017
From: Allison Day <>
Subject: French; Phonetics; Phonology: Junior Linguist, Pygmalion, France
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University or Organization: Pygmalion
Job Location: France (Telecommute)
Job Title: Junior Linguist

Job Rank: Junior Linguist; Other

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): French (fra)


Job Location: Remotely within France

Job description:

The role of the Junior Linguist is to annotate and review linguistic data in French (France). The Junior Linguist will also contribute to a number of other tasks to improve natural language processing. The tasks include:

- Providing phonetic/phonemic transcription of lexicon entries
- Analyzing acoustic data to evaluate speech synthesis
- Annotating and reviewing linguistic data
- Assisting with voice talent casting
- Script proofreading and recording quality control
- Labeling text for disambiguation, expansion, and text normalization
- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines

Minimum Requirements:

- Native-level speaker of French (France) and fluent in English
- Extensive knowledge of phonetic/phonemic transcriptions and experience with annotation
- Basic knowledge of phonetics, phonology, morphology or lexicography
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Attention to detail and good organizational skills

Desired Skills:

- Degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics or Speech processing
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts and learn in-house tools
- Keen interest in technology and computer-literate
- Ability to capture and interpret phonetic nuances through listening
- Fast and Accurate Keyboard Typing Skills
- Familiarity with prosodic analysis and annotation
- Editing, Grammar Check and Proofing Skills
- Research Skills

Project duration: Approximately 6 months

This is not a permanent position but a full-time contract position.

How to apply: For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (in PDF format) with "Junior Linguist [French]" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: 31-Mar-2017

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Allison Day

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