LINGUIST List 29.763

Fri Feb 16 2018

Jobs: English; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 15-Feb-2018
From: Anna Greenwood <>
Subject: English; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Speech Data Evaluator, Google, California, USA
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University or Organization: Google (via Adecco)
Job Location: California, USA
Job Title: Speech Data Evaluator

Job Rank: Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Phonemic transcription; Orthographic transcription

Required Language(s): English (eng)


As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native-level speaker of US English, you will be part of a team based in an office location in Mountain View, CA, processing large amounts of linguistic data and carrying out a number of tasks to improve the quality of Google's speech synthesis and speech recognition in your own language.

This includes:

- Phonemic transcription of lexicon entries
- Orthographic transcription of audio data
- Preparing script material for audio recording projects
- Assisting studio with pronunciations and quality standards
- Quality control of recorded audio files
- Classifying and annotating linguistic data
- Labeling text for disambiguation, expansion, and text normalization

Job Requirements:

- Native-level speaker of US English (with good command of the standard dialect)
- Passion for language with good knowledge of orthography and grammar in the target language
- A degree in a language-related field such as linguistics, language teaching, translation, editing, writing, proofreading, or similar
- Experience in phonemic/phonetic transcription (required; from coursework or other)
- Keen interest in technology and computer-literate (should feel comfortable using in-house tools and should have an interest in current speech, mobile and online technology)
- Attention to detail and good organizational skills
- Strong communication skills and ability to work well with our existing team

Project duration: 6 months (with a possibility of extension). This position is based in Mountain View, CA.

The positions are currently available and we are hoping to fill as soon as possible. We will be considering candidates who would be available to start in February or March. For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (in PDF format) with "Speech Data Evaluator [MTV]" in the subject line, to the application email below.

Application Deadline: 09-Mar-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Anna Greenwood

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