LINGUIST List 29.3791

Tue Oct 02 2018

Jobs: Fulfulde, Nigerian; Ghanaian Sign Language; Pidgin, Nigerian; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Syntax: Linguist, Adecco

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Date: 18-Sep-2018
From: Elina Delidou <>
Subject: Fulfulde, Nigerian; Ghanaian Sign Language; Pidgin, Nigerian; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Syntax: Linguist, Adecco, London, UK
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University or Organization: Adecco
Department: Linguist
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Linguist West African Languages

Job Rank: Linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Syntax

Required Language(s): Fulfulde, Nigerian (fuv)
                            Ghanaian Sign Language (gse)
                            Pidgin, Nigerian (pcm)


Linguist for African English variants  
Linguistic Field(s):
- Speech processing,
- Speech synthesis,
- NLP,
- Formal Grammars  
Location: London, UK
Project Duration: Approximately 6 months (with potential extension), starting as soon as possible.
Salary: £52k+benefits  

As a Linguist you will collaborate with researchers and engineers by providing linguistic expertise and direction for NLP projects and systems. You will work closely with the researchers and engineers to train and/or evaluate NLP and dialogue systems and propose solutions. You will also contribute to and monitor data acquisition and curation; you will develop quality control methodology, experiments and improvements in our ability to understand and generate natural language. You will be providing linguistic analysis, annotations and reviews for data for language variants including but not limited to Nigerian and Ghanaen English. You will also contribute to a number of other tasks to improve natural language understanding and speech processing.  
This also includes:
- Drafting linguistic guidelines
- Annotating and reviewing texts according to linguistic guidelines
- Labeling text with phonological, semantic, syntactic and morphological features
- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines
- Creating verbalisation rules, such as expanding URLs, email addresses, numbers
- Creating annotation conventions
- Providing expertise on pronunciation and phonotactics
- Working with QA tools according to given guidelines and using in-house tools
- Degree in Linguistics or a related field
- Native-level speaker of a West African English variant, or native speaker of at least one West African language and fluent in English
- Basic understanding of phonology and phonetics
- Interest in technology and computer-literate
- Excellent oral and written communication skills  

Preferred Requirements:  
- Interest in natural language processing, linguistics, linguistic resources
- Experience in computational linguistics, semantics, syntax, morphology and/or lexicography
- Keen ear for phonetic nuances and attention to detail
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; learn in-house tools

To apply:
Please send your CV to the application email below or call Elina Delidou at the phone number provided below.

Application Deadline: 07-Apr-2019

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Miss Elina Delidou
Phone: 02076593237

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