Linguist (m/f/*) for African English Variants

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Linguist (m/f/*) for African English Variants

Your responsibilities

As a Linguist, you will be annotating and evaluating linguistic data in language variants including but not limited to Nigerian and Ghanaian English. You will also contribute to a number of other tasks dealing with natural language processing.

These tasks include:
  • Annotating and reviewing linguistic data
  • Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features
  • Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines
  • Evaluating current system outputs
  • Deriving NLP data for new and on-going projects
  • Creating guidelines for semantic, syntactic and morphological projects
  • Providing expertise on pronunciation and phonotactics
  • Consulting with researchers and engineers on the development of linguistic databases
  • Monitoring and controlling quality of data annotated by the team

Your profile

  • Native-level speaker of a West African English variant, or native-level speaker of at least one West African language and fluent in English
  • Degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics
  • Experience in annotation work
  • Knowledge of semantics, syntax, morphology and/or lexicography
  • Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; learn in-house tools
  • Keen interest in technology and computer-literate
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills

Your perspectives

  • Exciting and varied work as part of a team of linguists who are sitting directly at the client's side and working together on different projects
  • In addition, Adecco will support your onboarding with our professional and experienced team
  • 30 holidays per calendar year
  • You’ll be offered a discounted HVV-ProfiCard (Hamburg public transportation)
  • You can also take advantage of our individualized training programs through our internal training system CareerUp

Have we sparked your interest?

If so, we would like to get to know you! Please send your completed application preferably to the email address indicated below or submit your documents via our online application platform.

Your Contact

Adecco Personaldienstleistungen GmbH
Frau Peggy Völker
Rathausstr. 12, 4. OG
20095 Hamburg
Phone +49 40/33319927

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