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  • Brazilian Portuguese Linguist for TTS

    Job Locations BR-Remote | Remote-Remote | BR-Trabalho em domicílio
    Posted Date 6 days ago(4/16/2018 8:36 PM)
    ID
    2018-2982
    Category
    Linguist
  • Overview

    Overview

    We are seeking resumes of native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese with a strong linguistics background and specific expertise in phonetics/phonology for upcoming Voice Coach and Linguist positions to support the creation of TTS voices. 

     

     

    Qualifications

    • Advanced degree in Linguistics or other relevant field (MA/MS+ preferred)
    • Strong background in phonetics/phonology
    • Facility with phonemic & phonetic transcription (X-SAMPA preferred, IPA ok)
    • Experience with TTS is considered an advantage

     

    Responsibilities 

    The role is to evaluate the audio and transcription quality of speech prompts to ensure accurate representation in recording sessions. Tasks include evaluating the quality of phonetic transcriptions and providing feedback to the client in order to improve accuracy and naturalness.

     

    The linguistic consultant will also need to

    • explain phonological processes as well as concepts from articulatory and acoustic phonetics,
    • validate & justify phonetic transcription choices,
    • have a keen awareness of Brazilian regional pronunciation differences
    • have good English communication skills - the consultant will interact directly with the client team

     

    Project Details

    Role:            pt-BR Linguist

    Start Date:   ASAP

    Length:        6 months

    Hours:          flexible, <= 15 hours week (some weeks 0, some weeks 10-15) 

    Location:      remote

     

     

    *In order to be considered for the role, candidate should list relevant experience (phonetics, speech science) in their CV. 

     

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