LINGUIST List 31.805

Wed Feb 26 2020

Jobs: Multiple Languages; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics: Consultant, Productive Playhouse

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 25-Feb-2020
From: Laura Maccabee <>
Subject: Multiple Languages; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics: Consultant, Productive Playhouse
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University or Organization: Productive Playhouse
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: Linguistic Consultants

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): Afrikaans (afr)
                            Bengali (ben)
                            Farsi (pes)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            Gujarati (guj)
                            Punjabi (pan)
                            Swedish (swe)


**This position has been filled.

Consultant positions available for Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Farsi, Finnish, Swedish, and Afrikaans linguists with a BA or MA in Linguistics.

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
- Localization
- Evaluation of acoustic data

Linguist Qualifications:

- Native-speaker of the 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
- Experience with sociolinguistics and/or dialectology is a plus.

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 application 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:
Manager Laura Maccabee

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