LINGUIST List 28.4682

Tue Nov 07 2017

Jobs: Discourse Analysis; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax: Junior Linguist, Pygmalion

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 06-Nov-2017
From: Jess Kirchner <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax: Junior Linguist, Pygmalion, California, USA
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University or Organization: Pygmalion
Job Location: California, USA
Job Title: Junior Linguist

Job Rank: Junior Linguist

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax


As a Junior Linguist, you will be annotating and reviewing linguistic data. You will also contribute to a number of other tasks to improve natural language processing systems.

Work will be done on-site in Mountain View, CA.

The tasks include:
- annotating and reviewing linguistic data
- applying semantic, syntactic and morphological labels to text
- annotating lexical features
- context-free grammar analysis and design
- error analysis for current system outputs
- deriving NLP data for new and ongoing projects

- native-level speaker of English
- proficiency in at least one other language
- degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics
- knowledge of semantics and syntax
- ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; learn in-house tools
- keen interest in technology and computer-literate
- excellent oral and written communication skills
- attention to detail and good organizational skills
- able to multitask effectively, and adjust smoothly to changing priorities
- experience in annotation work preferred
- experience programming or scripting and working in Linux/Unix environment preferred

Project duration:
12 months (with potential extension). This is a fixed-term contract, not a permanent position.

How to apply: Please email your CV and cover letter in English (in PDF format) with “Junior Linguist [English]” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2018 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Jess Kirchner

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