LINGUIST List 29.2733

Mon Jul 02 2018

Jobs: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Consultant, Productive Playhouse

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 02-Jul-2018
From: Laura Maccabee <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Consultant, Productive Playhouse
E-mail this message to a friend

University or Organization: Productive Playhouse
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Job Title: Linguistic Consultants in Various Languages

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology


Consultant positions available for linguists with a BA or MA in Linguistics in the following languages:

- en-US English (United States)
- ja-JP Japanese (Japan)
- ar-XA Arabic (Levantine/MSA)
- cmn-hant-tw Mandarin Chinese (Taiwan)
- vi-VN Vietnamese (Vietnam)
- id-ID Indonesian (Indonesia)
- mr-IN Marathi (India)
- it-IT Italian (Italy)
- th-TH Thai (Thailand)
- fr-FR French (France)
- pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil)
- yue-HK Yue Chinese (Hong Kong)
- or-IN Oriya (India)
- pa-IN Panjabi (India)
- cs-CZ Czech (Czech Republic)
- fi-FI Finnish (Finland)
- en-IE English (Ireland)
- en-NZ English (New Zealand)
- es-AR Spanish (Argentina)
- nl-BE Dutch (Belgium)
- fa-IR Persian (Iran)
- he-IL Hebrew (Israel)
- uk-UA Ukrainian (Ukraine)

Productive Playhouse, a production company in Los Angeles, is currently undertaking projects for various 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
- Data annotation; and
- Evaluation of acoustic data

Linguist Qualifications:
- Native-speaker of the target language and fluent in English
- 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/week) and when you could start.

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Laura Maccabee

Page Updated: 31-Aug-2018