• Rohingya Linguist

    Job Locations Remote-Remote
    Posted Date 2 years ago(2/28/2018 8:15 PM)
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    Position Summary:

    Appen is seeking resumes of native Rohingya speakers with academic background in linguistics.

    The successful candidate will assist in the creation of the Rohingya database which consists of phonetic transcription of words spelled in Rohingya. The phonetic transcription is in SAMPA.

    Most of the linguist's time will be spent on reviewing phonetic transcriptions written in Rohingya. The linguist will also be asked to help with creating phonetic transcription guidelines for Rohingya. Orientation in Appen processes will be provided.


    Start date and project length TBD

    Expected number of hours is at least 15 per week.



    Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

    • Candidate's primary language is Rohingya
    • Excellent command of English language
    • Must have, or currently taking a university degree in linguistics. Background in language related field will be accepted instead of linguistic degree
    • Training in phonetic transcription - candidate must have completed classes in phonetics and phonology
    • Good typing and computer skills
    • Must pass US English spelling test(
    • Must pass SAMPA phonetic transcription test


    Preferred Knowledge/ Skills but not essential:

    • Good time management skills
    • Detail oriented
    • Good team working ethics

    Please list all relevant skills in your resume. Only candidates whose primary language is Rohingya will be considered. Candidates who pass the US English spelling test may be asked to complete additional tests.


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