29.2856, Jobs: Arabic; Mandarin; Japanese; Marathi; Vietnamese; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Consultant, Productive Playhouse

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Subject: 29.2856, Jobs: Arabic; Mandarin; Japanese; Marathi; Vietnamese; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Consultant, Productive Playhouse

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Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:14:20
From: Laura Maccabee [info-linguist at productiveplayhouse.com]
Subject: Arabic; Mandarin; Japanese; Marathi; Vietnamese; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Consultant, Productive Playhouse

 
University or Organization: Productive Playhouse 
Job Location: , ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://productiveplayhouse.com/
Job Title: Linguistic Consultants
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology 

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                      Chinese, Mandarin (cmn) 
                      Japanese (jpn) 
                      Marathi (mar) 
                      Vietnamese (vie) 

Description:

Consultant positions available for linguists with a BA or MA in Linguistics in
the following languages:
- ja-JP Japanese (Japan)
- ar-XA Arabic (MSA)
- cmn-hant-tw Mandarin Chinese (Taiwan)
- mr-IN Marathi (India)
- vi-VN Vietnamese (Vietnam)

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. The estimated timeline for the projects is July -
December, 2018.

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
- Evaluation of acoustic data 

Linguist Qualifications: 
- Native-speaker of the target 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 

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 email
provided below, and please specify your availability (hours/week) and when you
could start.



Application Deadline: 30-Jul-2018 
	  
Email Address for Applications: info-linguist at productiveplayhouse.com 
Contact Information:
	Laura Maccabee 
	Email: info-linguist at productiveplayhouse.com 


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