Jobs [temporary position, 3 months]: linguistics

[Job posted on September 21th 2014 by Appen on Linguist List]

University or Organization: Appen
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Linguist – Japanese
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)


Linguist – Japanese

Work Location: United States

Company: Appen is a language technology solutions and consulting firm,
recognized as a global leader in the quality, range and caliber of its
expertise. We are focused on helping our clients reach international markets
by leveraging our expertise in over 150 languages and dialects. Our clients
are among the world’s top internet search engine and voice recognition
providers. For more information come see us at

Department: Linguistics

Project: Appen is looking for a native-speaker linguist of Japanese. Applicant
should be proficient in English. Applicant must have at least a BA or MA
degree in a language-related field such as linguistics or philology, obtained
in their native language. You should have a keen interest in technology and be
computer-literate (comfortable using in-house tools and you should have an
interest in current speech, mobile and online technology).

Location: On-site (California) for the first 4 weeks of the contract and then
virtual /off-site for the remaining 8 weeks of the contract (with possible
extension after holidays). Travel expenses and housing costs will be covered.

Hours: Full time (40 hours per week) for the first 4 weeks while on-site and
then 20-40 hours per week for the remaining life of contract.

Length: starting on September 29 for 4 weeks on-site, continuing with 8+ weeks

Tasks: Provide language specific inputs to the client’s core team of
computational linguists. For example, the task may involve creating structured
sets of lexicon data which could include: lemmatization, adding morphological
information, Part-of-Speech, Inflections etc.

– Degree in Linguistics and/or equivalent experience.
– Native fluency in Japanese. Proficiency in English.
– Excellent knowledge of structural aspects of the language (syntax,
semantics, phonology, phonetics).
– Current exposure to popular native culture and the ability to use that
knowledge to inform data analysis.
– Previous experience working with language data (e.g. research, analysis,
translation, review).
– Strong communication skills, attention to detail and proven ability to
manage priorities are essential.
– Valid US work permit.

Application Deadline: 29-Sep-2014 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Jasna Rustempasic
Phone: 206-265-0090


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