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  foNETiks

  A newsletter for
  The International Phonetic Association
  and for the Phonetic Sciences

April 2018

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Linda Shockey, University of Reading, UK
Rachel Smith, University of Glasgow, UK
Radek Swiecinski, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Claire Timmins, University of Strathclyde, UK
Duncan Robertson, University of York, UK

E-mail address: fonetiks-request AT jiscmail.ac.uk<http://jiscmail.ac.uk> The foNETiks archive can be found on the WWW at: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/fonetiks.html

Twitter:  AT foNETiks_list

Visit the IPA web page at http://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org

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The Association is pleased to announce that Illustrations of the IPA from 2001 through 2015 are now freely available from the Journal of the IPA website:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-international-phonetic-association

Click on "Illustrations of the IPA - free content" to see a list, or access individual Illustrations from contents of back issues. (03/18)

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4-5 May 2018. 10th North American Phonology Conference. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. https://naphcx.wixsite.com/main

7-11 May 2018. South Asian Languages Session at Acoustical Society of America. Minneapolis, USA. https://linguistlist.org/callconf/call-action.cfm?ConfID=303296 (02/18)

17-18 May 2018. Contemporary Research in Phonetics and Phonology: Methods, Aspects and Problems (CRiPaP). Riga, Latvia. https://cripap.jimdo.com  (12/17)

18-19 May 2018. Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language 2018 (HISPhonCog 2018). Seoul, South Korea.http://site.hanyang.ac.kr/web/tcho/hisphoncog-2018 (02/18)

24-26 May 2018. 26th Manchester Phonology Meeting. Manchester, United Kingdom.http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/mfm/26mfm.html (03/18)

26-27 May 2018. First Conference on Pokémonastics. Tokyo, Japan.https://1stpokemonastics.wordpress.com/ (02/18)

2 June 2018. PhonFest 2018. Bloomington, Indiana, USA. kberkson AT Indiana.edu (01/18)

13-16 June 2018. Speech Prosody 2018. Poznan, Poland. http://sp9.home.amu.edu.pl/index.php(07/17)

15-16 June 2018. Language Learning and Teaching in Segmental and Suprasegmental Features (2018 SNU-ICL). Seoul, South Korea. https://snulei.wordpress.com (02/18)

18-20 June 2018. 6th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages. Berlin, Germany. http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~mixdorff/tal2018/ (10/17)

19-22 June 2018. LabPhon 16, University of Lisboa, Portugal. http://labphon16.labphon.org/(8/17)

23 June 2018. New Developments in Speech Sensing and Imaging. Lisbon, Portugal.http://labphon16.labphon.org/se-04.html (01/18)

23 June 2018. The Role of Predictability in Shaping Sound Systems. Lisbon, Portugal.http://labphon16.labphon.org/se-05.html (01/18)

23 June 2018. Representing Phonotactics. Lisbon, Portugal. http://labphon16.labphon.org/se-03.html (01/18)

##25-25th June 2018. UK Speech, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. http://kalman.mee.tcd.ie/ukspeech2018 (04/18)

27-29 June 2018. RFP 2018 - 16th annual conference of the French Phonology Network. Paris, France. http://www.sfl.cnrs.fr/rfp-2018 (01/18)

29-30 June 2018. 7th International Conference on Phonology and Morphology. Seoul, South Korea. http://sites.google.com/view/icpm7 (03/18)

2-6 July 2018. Spoken Corpora advances: prosody as the crux of speech segmentation, annotation and multilevel linguistic studies. Cape Town, South Africa.http://icl20capetown.com/images/WorkshopSummaries/31.-Spoken-Corpora-advances.pdf(07/17)

2-6 July 2018. Bantu and Khoisan Lab Phonology (Workshop at ICL20). Cape Town, South Africa. http://bit.ly/icl20 (01/18)

11-13 July 2018. Second International Conference "Prominence in Linguistics". Cologne, Germany. http://sfb1252.uni-koeln.de/prominenceconference2018.html (01/18)

29 July-1 August 2018. 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA 2018). Huddersfield, UK. http://iafpa2018.wordpress.com(01/18)

2-5 August 2018. Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics (GSFL2018). York, UK.http://germanicsocietyforensiclinguistics.org/ (02/18)

29 August-2 September 2018. 14th ESSE Conference - Seminar 02: The Role of Distinctive Phonological Features in Language. Brno, Czech Republic. http://www.esse2018brno.org/(02/18)

2-6 September 2018. Interspeech 2018. Hyderabad, India. http://www.interspeech2018.org(02/18)

6-8 September 2018. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT). Iowa, USA. http://www.psllt.org (02/18)

19-21 September 2018. 2nd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics (ISAPh2018). Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan. http://onkyo.u-aizu.ac.jp/isaph2018/ (03/18)

5-7 October 2018. Annual Meeting on Phonology 2018. San Diego, CA, USA.http://phonology.ucsd.edu (03/18)

11-13 October 2018. International Conference on Tone and Intonation. Gothenburg, Sweden.http://sprak.gu.se/forskning/konferenser/tone-and-intonation (10/17)

11-13 October 2018. Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody (ETAP) 4: Sociolectal and dialectal variability in prosody. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.http://etap4.krisyu.org(03/18)

11-13 October 2018. Phonology and Phonetics: Their relations and demarcations. Kraków, Poland. http://www.sinfonija11.confer.uj.edu.pl/phon-session (03/18)

19-21 October 2018. 3rd Sound Systems of Latin America. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. jkingston AT linguist.umass.edu<http://linguist.umass.edu> and emiliana.cr.cr<http://emiliana.cr.cr> AT gmail.com<http://gmail.com> (03/18)

29-30 November 2018. Workshop on the Processing of Prosody across Languages and Varieties. Wellington, NZ https://proslang.wordpress.com/ (12/17)

##29th November - 1st December 2018. 12th Conference on Native and Non-native Accents of English, Lodz Poland http://filolog.uni.lodz.pl/accents/ (04/18)

4-10 August 2019. XIXth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Melbourne, Australia.http://icphs2019.org/ (03/16)


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CONFERENCES

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UK Speech 2018
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
June 25th and 26th

The 2018 UK Speech conference will take place in Trinity College Dublin. It aims to bring together researchers in the UK and Ireland Speech Science and Technology community, both in academia and industry to share information about ongoing research activities.

Abstract submission: 15th May 2018
Notification of acceptance: 22nd May 2018

More details are available on the conference website: http://kalman.mee.tcd.ie/ukspeech2018

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12th Conference on Native and Non-native Accents of English

29-Nov-2018 - 01-Dec-2018
Lodz, Poland
Contact Person: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2018

Meeting Description:

‘Accents’ is an annual conference organized by the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Ùódê, Poland. It brings together researchers and teachers interested in native and non-native accents of English, approached from a variety of theoretical and/or practical perspectives. The key issues discussed each year include individual accent characteristics, the dynamism of accent usage, accent teaching and learning, and the methods and tools for accent studies. ACCENTS 2018 put practice into the foreground. Together with Accents, we go to school to explore pronunciation teaching and learning as elements of instructed language learning across language classrooms.

Plenary speakers:

Ron Thomson, Brock University
Giedrë Balèytytë-Kurtinienë, Vilnius University
Mirosùaw Pawlak, UAM, Poznañ and State University of Applied Sciences in Konin

Call for Papers:

We invite proposals for papers, workshops and posters related to the main theme ‘accents go to school’ as well as other issues related to native and non-native accents of English, including, but not limited to the ones mentioned below:

- Pronunciation teaching and learning
- Pronunciation and Individual learner differences
- Situated pronunciation instruction: monolingual vs. multilingual classes
- Intelligibility in the EFL/EIL classroom
- L1 in pronunciation instructed learning
- Correctness in instructed pronunciation learning
- Pronunciation in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
- Phonics and second language learners.

Please notice that each author can propose two contributions provided that one of them is co-authored. Papers are given 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for discussion, workshops will typically have 45/90 minute slots. Please specify the intended presentation format in your proposal.

The deadline for abstract submission is August 15, 2018. Please send two copies of an abstract of up to 400 words (excluding references) to accents AT uni.lodz.pl<https://linguistlist.org/images/address-marker.gif]uni.lodz.pl>, with the intended format, name and affiliation written under the title in one copy. The proposals will go through the process of peer review, after which notifications of acceptance will be sent out by September 30, 2018. Information on our previous conferences can be found at http://filolog.uni.lodz.pl/accents/under Abstracts.


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POSITIONS VACANT

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Speechmatics continues to grow very fast.   We pride ourself on our
accuracy and openly invite everyone to compare us against the
alternatives.  Our Automatic Linguist enables us to build a huge number
of languages automatically (72 to date, probably more than any other ASR
provider) as well as being an excellent research platform to develop
ASR.   The recent release of Global English
(https://www.speechmatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Speechmatics-Global-English-Whitepaper.pdf)
has been well received, our customers love not having to worry about the
accents they'll encounter.   We've put a lot of effort into making our
products easy to work from a simple web app to real time appliances (a
VM) to docker containers.  Last but by no means least, we do our very
best to make Speechmatics a great place to work.

Our job openings change frequently, they are always at
https://www.speechmatics.com/careers/ and are currently:

Head of Speech:
https://www.speechmatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Head-of-Speech.pdf
Senior Speech Recognition Engineer:
https://www.speechmatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Senior_Speech_Recognition_Engineer_.pdf
Speech Recognition Engineer:
https://www.speechmatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Speech_Recognition_Engineer_.pdf

Formal application is via careers AT speechmatics.com<http://speechmatics.com>

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Associate Professor, Nagoya University, Japan

University or Organization: Nagoya University
Department: Faculty of Humanities & Graduate School of Humanities
Job Location: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Job Title: Associate Professor - English Linguistics
Specialty Areas: Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

The Graduate School of Humanities, Nagoya University, Japan is pleased to announce a job opening for an Associate Professor starting from October 1, 2018. This position entails instruction at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels.

For detailed information, please read the following document:
http://www.hum.nagoya-u.ac.jp/023ae5d3961ff6705b91658504506f2f8d16f326.pdf

Starting date: October 1, 2018.

Terms of employment: Five years, renewable once subject to teaching and academic evaluation.

Primary responsibilities:
- To teach graduate and undergraduate courses in English linguistics (including “English Linguistics” and “Theoretical English Linguistics”) in the Department of English Linguistics in the Graduate School of Humanities.
- To teach graduate courses in English linguistics in the Global 30 Linguistics and Cultural Studies Program in the Graduate School of Humanities.
- To teach undergraduate academic English courses.
- To contribute to the research and educational projects of Nagoya University.
- To do other duties including administrative work.
* Note: The teaching load will be approximately eight 90-minute classes per week. The classes will include academic English courses in reading, writing, presentation and communication for undergraduate students of various faculties; English linguistics courses for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of English Linguistics; and English linguistics courses for graduate international students in the Global 30 Linguistics and Cultural Studies Program. The position also involves participation in making and marking the Foreign Language (English) component of the entrance examination for Nagoya University (undergraduate programs), and student selection for the Global 30 Linguistics and Cultural Studies Program.

Application requirements:
- To have a doctoral degree.
- To have a specialization in English linguistics (syntax, semantics, morphology, or phonetics/phonology).
- To have experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language at the tertiary level for at least a year. (Experience of working as a teaching assistant can be included.)
- To be able to teach courses in English linguistics.
- To be a native-speaker of English or to have a native-speaker level of proficiency in English (both spoken and written).

Working hours and holidays:
Working hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30-17:15 *Discretionary working-hour system applicable.
Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, six days from December 29 to January 3, and two days in August (paid leave). In addition, faculty members are also entitled to 20 days of paid leave per calendar year.
* Note: All matters concerning employment by Nagoya University will be subject to the Nagoya University Employee Working Rules: http://www.nagoya-u.ac.jp/extra/kisoku/act/frame/frame110000115.htm. (Japanese only)

Application Deadline: 21-May-2018
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Jun’ichi Sakuma
Graduate School of Humanities, Nagoya University
B4-5 (700), Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku
Nagoya, Aichi 464-8601
Japan

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Phonetics: Full Profesor, Lund University, Sweden
Department: Centre for languages and literature

Description:

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s
top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based
in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand,
explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University invites applications for a position as Professor of Phonetics
based until further notice at the Centre for Languages and Literature.

At the department, phonetics as a research subject currently comprises
research in a wide range of areas. Some of this research is conducted in
collaboration with research teams in linguistics and staff within the existing
research infrastructure at the Humanities Lab. The available infrastructure
(at the Humanities Lab) accommodates two Electromagnetic
Articulography-systems, EEG, Eye-tracking-systems, Motion Capture-systems, a
LARM-studio and Swe-Clarin among others. Research collaboration also takes
place with units at other Lund University faculties that offer MR imaging. In
addition, the research activities are linked to other universities within and
outside Sweden.

The professor of phonetics will be expected to take a leading role in research
and third-cycle education in phonetics by developing already established
research environments and research infrastructures. In addition, the professor
will be expected to apply for external research grants and to represent the
subject of phonetics nationally and internationally. Furthermore, the
professor will be expected to supervise doctoral students and teach phonetics
but also other subjects at SOL in the first and second cycles.

The appointment of a professor shall be based on the following assessment
criteria:
- Very good national and international standing as a researcher. The
international qualifications requirement is to be assessed in relation to the
nature and tradition of the subject specialisation.
- Very good teaching expertise, which means a good ability to conduct, develop
and a lead teaching and other educational activities at different levels of
study and using different teaching methods.
- Good ability to supervise doctoral student up to the attainment of a PhD.
- Good ability to engage in wider society and inform others of his or her
activities
- Good ability to lead and develop the department’s activities in general.

As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching skills as to
the assessment of research skills.

For full job description and further information on the assessment criteria,
please visit:
https://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/what:job/jobID:182754

The application must conform to the Instructions that can be downloaded at
http://www.ht.lu.se/anvisningar. The applicant is responsible for making sure
that the application is complete, in accordance with the vacancy announcement
and instructions, and for scanning the application (as two PDF files) and
submitting it to the University by the application deadline through the
recruitment portal MyNetwork.

Type of employment: Permanent position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: 1 September 2019
Reference number: PA2017/3998

For information on the post, please contact head of department Maria Persson
(+46 46 222 84 52; maria.persson AT mellost.lu.se<https://linguistlist.org/images/address-marker.gif]mellost.lu.se> or division director Katarina
Lundin (+46 46 222 87 02; katarina.lundin AT nordlund.lu.se<https://linguistlist.org/images/address-marker.gif]nordlund.lu.se>.

Last application date 03.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET.

Contact Information
Lundin
Email: katarina.lundin AT nordlund.lu.se<https://linguistlist.org/images/address-marker.gif]nordlund.lu.se>

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TTS Linguistic Project Manager, Adecco, London, UK

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Indic language other than Hindi, preferably Urdu

Required Language(s): Bengali (ben)
                            Marathi (mar)
                            Tamil (tam)
                            Teluti (tlt)
                            Urdu (urd)

Description:

As a TTS Linguistic Project Manager you will work with a TTS linguist/program manager on coordinating execution of the launch process of new TTS voices (language roll-out) across multiple locales, as well as managing execution maintenance processes for launched voices.

This includes:
- Reviewing and/or creating guidelines for TTS projects involving text processing and audio data evaluation
- Communicating with cross-functional team members to create a schedule and track progress for the launch of new TTS voices
- Define launch timeline and track priorities and deliveries of launch components
- Providing support for launched languages
- Possibly evaluating and analyzing data quality

Job requirements:
- Degree in Linguistics or experience in Phonetics/Phonology or Speech
- Native-like skills in one or preferably more Indic languages, especially Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Gujarati
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
- Previous project management experience
- Plus: Some programming language or previous experience working in a Linux environment

Only accepting candidates who already have full eligibility to work in the UK. Please provide these details upon application.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: nicola.isaacs AT adecco.co.uk<https://linguistlist.org/images/address-marker.gif]adecco.co.uk>
Contact Information:
Miss Nicola Isaacs
Email: nicola.isaacs AT adecco.co.uk<https://linguistlist.org/images/address-marker.gif]adecco.co.uk>
Phone: +44 0207 659 3231

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Language Engineer, Amazon, Cambridge, UK

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; NLP

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Description:

Come join us, we build TTS voices that help developers revolutionize the way people interact with devices and services!

At Amazon, we take pride in building complete end-to-end solutions, starting from researching a problem, implementing the solution, building a scalable and reliable service and ensuring the service is there when you need it.

The position is based at the Amazon office in Cambridge, UK.

As a TTS Language Engineer you will work alongside Software Developers who are subject matter experts in speech synthesis and related fields. You are expected to have solid knowledge of linguistics, in particular knowledge of phonetics/phonology. You will be working on a variety of tasks to improve natural language processing of TTS (text-to-speech). You will actively collaborate with Software Developers with linguistic expertise throughout the whole language and voice building process at Amazon.

The tasks include:
- Normalizing textual resources through regular expressions
- Creating natural language test cases for natural language processing modules
- Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features
- Contribute to the formalization of language models through in depth knowledge of phonological and morphosyntactic aspects of the target language
- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines
- Producing / validating phonetic transcriptions
- QA of TTS voices and linguistic data

Basic Qualifications:
- Native-level proficiency in Japanese
- Solid knowledge of phonetics/phonology
- Solid knowledge of regular expressions
- Ability to create / fix phonetic transcriptions in the target language
- Knowledge of Unix/Linux command line tools

Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python)
- Degree in Linguistics, with specialization in Phonology, Computational linguistics or similar
- Familiarity with software version control tools (e.g. Git)
- Solid communication skills
- Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new technologies related to foreign languages, linguistics, phonetics, phonology and language technology
- Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: langton AT amazon.co.uk<https://linguistlist.org/images/address-marker.gif]amazon.co.uk>
Web Address for Applications: http://bit.ly/2G9vqRy <https://bit.ly/2G9vqRy>
Contact Information:
Dr Kayoko Yanagisawa
Email: yakayoko AT amazon.com<https://linguistlist.org/images/address-marker.gif]amazon.com>

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Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Linguistics, University of Michigan
Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Psycholinguistics


Description:

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in phonetics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Michigan. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The successful candidate will work 50% of the time in the lab of Professor Jelena Krivokapic and 50% in the lab of Professors Patrice Beddor and Andries Coetzee. Work will involve assisting with all aspects of conducting the experimental studies associated with both labs (participant recruitment, preparing and running experiments, post-processing, analysis, and write-up). Professors Beddor's and Coetzee's research, which is funded in part by an NSF grant, investigates the relation between speech production and perception using ultrasound, airflow, and eye-tracking technologies. The primary responsibility in Professor Krivokapic's lab will be to assist with all aspects of conducting electromagnetic articulometry (EMA) experiments, and managing the EMA lab. The department has dual Carstens EMA systems for studying conversational interaction and speech production in general. In addition to this work, the researcher may also oversee graduate and undergraduate students working on projects related to the two labs. The successful candidate will be encouraged to work on their own research and will more generally be part of a vibrant research environment that includes faculty and students in Linguistics, Psychology, and the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science.

A Ph.D. in Linguistics or related discipline is required. Applicants with expertise in the following laboratory techniques are particularly encouraged to apply: speech production (preferably with EMA) and perception, high levels of computational proficiency, and programming expertise. Specific experience with MATLAB, R, Python, statistical modeling and functional data analysis, signal processing, and with eye tracking and ultrasound, would be particularly useful but is not a prerequisite for the position.

A cover letter explaining qualifications for the position, a CV, a research statement, and one or more representative publications, manuscripts, or dissertation chapters should be sent to the email address below. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to that address. Review of dossiers will begin on April 24th. The (flexible) start date of the postdoctoral position is July 1st.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Contact information: Patrice Speeter Beddor (beddorumich.edu<http://beddorumich.edu><http://umich.edu>), Jelena Krivokapic (jelenakumich.edu<http://jelenakumich.edu><http://umich.edu>), Andries Coetzee (coetzeeumich.edu<http://coetzeeumich.edu><http://umich.edu>).

Application Deadline: 23-Apr-2018 (Open until filled)

***

Language Engineer, Amazon

Job Location: Cambridge, UK or Gdansk, Poland

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics; NLP

Required Language(s): Portuguese (por)

Description:

Come join us, we build TTS voices that help developers revolutionize the way people interact with technology!

At Amazon we take pride in building complete end-to-end solutions, starting from researching a problem, implementing the solution, building a scalable and reliable service and ensuring the service is there when you need it.

The position is based at the Amazon office in Cambridge, UK or Gdansk, Poland.

As a TTS Language Engineer you will work alongside Software Developers who are subject matter experts in speech synthesis and related fields. You are expected to have solid knowledge of linguistics, in particular knowledge of phonetics/phonology. You will be working on a variety of tasks to improve natural language processing of TTS (text-to-speech). You will actively collaborate with Software Developers with linguistic expertise throughout the whole language and voice building process at Amazon.

The tasks include:
- Normalizing textual resources through regular expressions
- Creating natural language test cases for natural language processing modules
- Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features
- Contribute to the formalization of language models through in depth knowledge of phonological and morphosyntactic aspects of the target language
- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines
- Producing / validating phonetic transcriptions
- QA of TTS voices and linguistic data

Basic Qualifications:
- Solid knowledge of phonetics/phonology
- Native-level proficiency in Portuguese (especially Brazilian Portuguese)
- Solid knowledge of regular expressions
- Ability to create / fix phonetic transcriptions in the target language
- Knowledge of Unix/Linux command line tools

Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python)
- Degree in Linguistics, with specialization in Phonology, Computational linguistics or similar
- Familiarity with software version control tools (e.g. Git)
- Solid communication skills
- Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new technologies related to foreign languages, linguistics, phonetics, phonology and language technology
- Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: langtonamazon.com<http://langtonamazon.com><http://amazon.com>
Web Address for Applications: https://bit.ly/2Gqruw9 <https://bit.ly/2Gqruw9>
Contact Information:
Paweù Mazur
Email: pawmazuramazon.com<http://pawmazuramazon.com><http://amazon.com>


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