LINGUIST List 29.2198

Mon May 21 2018

Jobs: Gujarati; Kannada; Malayalam; Urdu; General Linguistics: Consultant, Productive Playhouse

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 18-May-2018
From: Laura Maccabee <>
Subject: Gujarati; Kannada; Malayalam; Urdu; General Linguistics: Consultant, Productive Playhouse
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University or Organization: Productive Playhouse
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Job Title: Linguistic Consultants

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Gujarati (guj)
                            Kannada (kan)
                            Malayalam (mal)
                            Urdu (urd)


Consultant positions available for linguists with a BA or MA in Linguistics in

gu-IN Gujarati (India) (gujr)
kn-IN Kannada (India) (knda)
ml-IN Malayalam (India) (mlym)
ur-IN Urdu (India) (arab)

Productive Playhouse, a production company in Los Angeles, is currently undertaking projects for these languages INDIAN languages:


and is seeking linguists who are native speakers for a language study.
Both full time and part-time positions are available, and we are
seeking candidates who can commit 20-40 hours per week. ALL WORK IS ONLINE AND CAN BE DONE FROM ANYWHERE.

Linguist Tasks:
Linguists will provide both general linguistic expertise and language-specific guidance as needed. Linguists are also expected to help review and revise language-specific guidelines, as well as help create rules for text normalization and verbalization in the target language. Linguists may be asked to transcribe/verify pronunciations in a web-based tool, according to language-specific phonemic transcription guidelines.

Specific tasks include phonology inventory; phonotactic rules; phonemic
transcription and data annotation; evaluation of acoustic data.

Linguist Qualifications:
- Native-speaker level of the target language and fluent in English,
multilingual a plus
- Degree in Linguistics or Language-related fields with experience in
phonetics/phonology or speech
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

The work can be done online with some flexibility. If you are qualified and interested, please send a brief introductory email and a CV to the email provided below, and please specify your availability (hours/days) and when you could start.

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Laura Maccabee

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