LINGUIST List 33.231

Fri Jan 21 2022

Jobs: English; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: African American English Linguist, Appen

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 21-Jan-2022
From: Lance Marvin Coching <>
Subject: English; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: African American English Linguist, Appen, Remote
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University or Organization: Appen
Job Location: , USA (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: African American English Linguist

Job Rank: Linguist; Other

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; African American English

Required Language(s): English (eng)


We are looking for linguists to work on improving letter-to-sound rules for ASR in African American English (AAE). You will be working with an Appen Linguist supervisor to create and test rules, and provide pronunciation transcriptions for a large training data set. Experience in phonetics & phonology is essential, while previous academic research into AAE and computational linguistics experience will be highly regarded.

- Minimum BA (Major Linguistics)
- Native speaker of African American English
- Academic or industry experience in phonetics/phonology
- Available for any amount of time between December and mid-February (Not expected to work during the holidays).

At Appen, we value performance, honesty, humility, and grit. We persevere and remain focused, whilst maintaining agility to achieve quality outcomes and exceed expectations. We’re truth tellers – respectfully of course. We take accountability for our actions and believe in giving and receiving direct feedback. We give credit where credit is due and show gratitude to others for their contributions. We seek diverse perspectives as we recognize the value in teamwork and collaboration. Through grit, we take ownership, and we don’t give up.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Senior Recruitment Specialist Shaine Nazario

Page Updated: 21-Jan-2022