24.5239, Internships: Summer Interns to Assist with LINGUIST List Projects

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Subject: 24.5239, Internships: Summer Interns to Assist with LINGUIST List Projects

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Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:50:13
From: Sarah Fox [sarah at linguistlist.org]
Subject: Summer Interns to Assist with LINGUIST List Projects

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University or Organization: The LINGUIST List
Web Address: http://linguistlist.org

Type of Work: Lang Materials Development

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Duration: 12-May-2014 to 22-Aug-2014
Compensation: Paid $8.50 USD/hour
Internship Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
- Comfort with a variety of computer applications and ability to learn new technologies quickly
- Strong organizational and multitasking skills
- Ability to manage deadlines
- Polished writing and correspondence skills
- Ability to interact professionally with people of different backgrounds
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively 


Description:
The LINGUIST List is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number
of paid internship positions for the summer of 2014 at the LINGUIST offices in
Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Interns will have the opportunity to participate in the daily operations of
the LINGUIST List and its parent organization, the Institute for Language
Information and Technology (ILIT) at Eastern Michigan University. ILIT serves
the discipline of linguistics by providing digital tools and services that
sustain the scientific analysis of language and by disseminating high-quality
language data and linguistic information. Interns may expect to work primarily
on the following projects:

(1) Language and Location: A Map Annotation Project: In LL-MAP, language
information is integrated with data from the physical and social sciences by
means of a Geographical Information System (GIS). Tasks for this project
include map-making and uploading and styling maps. Interns will also be
responsible to help develop a new interface for the map viewing facility.

(2) MultiTree: The MultiTree project is a digital library of scholarly
hypotheses about language relationships and subgroupings. Typical tasks for
this project include researching language relationship hypotheses and entering
this information into the MultiTree database.

(3) Endangered Language Catalog: The ELCat project is responsible for posting
data about endangered languages with evaluation from global experts. Potential
interns will be responsible for resource discovery, reading scholarly
articles, data entry, and bibliography management.

(4) 19th International Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) Conference: The focus
of this conference is to promote interaction and collaborations among
researchers interested in non-derivational approaches to grammar, where
grammar is see as the interaction of (perhaps violable) constraints from
multiple levels of structuring, including those of syntactic categories,
grammatical relations, semantics, and discourse. There will also be a special
panel session on “Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory” with a focus
on under-resourced and endangered languages.

(5) Grammar Engineering Platform Development: The goal of this project is to
create an online IDE for morphological analyzers (and potentially syntactic
grammars) where linguists are able to simply copy and paste their data into a
form online, specify grammars and rules, and perform analyses and parses of
data. Interns will learn about XFST, FOMA, Finite State Morphology, Context
Free Grammar, Unification Grammars, linguistic theories, documentation
standards, java, python, and Django development techniques.

(6) Website, App, and Localization Development: LINGUIST List is working on
creating a new website and posting system. Interns will help to create not
only a new website, but also to develop applications compatible with the iOS
and Android systems. For the localization, interns that have a higher reading
ability in languages other than English are highly desired.

Interns are required to work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, and
will receive a stipend of US $8.50 per hour. Housing is not provided, although
we are able to provide some assistance in locating accommodations.

International applicants must have a visa that permits them to work in the US.
LINGUIST List will work with applicants to obtain a visa; however, this is not
guaranteed, as the administrative procedures involved are subject to
university approval.

Applicants with external funding or support are encouraged to apply to work
here as an extension of the internship program.

LINGUIST List fellowships for the M.A. Linguistics program at Eastern Michigan
University for 2014 may be available to selected interns.

The deadline for internship applications is January 27, 2014. Applicants will
be contacted early in February; Skype interviews with finalists will be
scheduled for mid-February or March.


Application Deadline: 27-Jan-2014

Web Address for Applications:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1no5TJ4XHf0PJ3sUN4PfKwzrPQvUTubzEYbSXgIkALEI/viewform
Contact Information:
	Sarah Fox
	Email: sarah at linguistlist.org





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