LINGUIST List 29.3893

Tue Oct 09 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Rank Open, Adecco Personaldienstleistungen GmbH

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 08-Oct-2018
From: Peggy Völker <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Rank Open, Adecco Personaldienstleistungen GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
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University or Organization: Adecco Personaldienstleistungen GmbH
Job Location: Hamburg, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Linguist (m/f/*) for African English Variants

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics


For a project at an international search engine company, we are looking for a Linguist (m/f/*) for African English Variants

Your responsibilities:
As a Linguist, you will be annotating and evaluating linguistic data in language variants including but not limited to Nigerian and Ghanaian English. You will also contribute to a number of other tasks dealing with natural language processing.

These tasks include:
- Annotating and reviewing linguistic data
- Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features
- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines
- Evaluating current system outputs
- Deriving NLP data for new and on-going projects
- Creating guidelines for semantic, syntactic and morphological projects
- Providing expertise on pronunciation and phonotactics
- Consulting with researchers and engineers on the development of linguistic databases
- Monitoring and controlling quality of data annotated by the team

Your profile:
- Native-level speaker of a West African English variant, or native-level speaker of at least one West African language and fluent in English
- Degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics
- Experience in annotation work
- Knowledge of semantics, syntax, morphology and/or lexicography
- 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
- You have a valid work permit for Germany

Your perspectives:
- Exciting and varied work as part of a team of linguists who are sitting directly at the client's side and working together on different projects
- In addition, Adecco will support your onboarding with our professional and experienced team
- 30 holidays per calendar year
- You’ll be offered a discounted HVV-ProfiCard (Hamburg public transportation)
- You can also take advantage of our individualized training programs through our internal training system CareerUp

To Apply:
Please send a CV or resume to the application email provided below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Peggy Völker
Phone: +49 40 333 199 27

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