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Seeking Basque Native Speakers

By Idoya Urruty, 2007-07-11 20:24.
A Canadian company called Zi Corporation is looking for several Basque native speakers to assist in generating a vocabulary list of words for use in cell phone text messaging. This is a short-term, part-time project. They require several Basque native speakers for an upcoming language project. The work may involve reviewing vocabulary lists, ranking words according to common frequency of use, noting errors, suggesting new words for this list, providing analysis based on knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and syntax and other related tasks; creating and translating typical text messages such as those entered on a cell phone. All work will be done on the Consultant’s computer. Location is not a factor, as all work will be exchanged by email or FTP. Applicants must have a PC with Windows 2000 or higher, MSOffice 2000 or higher (including Word, Excel and Access, if possible), as well as internet access. All candidates: -must speak and write Basque as their first and native tongue -must have lived in a region where their native language is spoken within the last five years -must be able to converse in written and spoken English Remuneration for this position will be $15 CAD / hr. Native speakers should forward their CV’s, and any questions, directly to Heather Allen at: Online application is available at Contact:Heather Allen Native Speaker Coordinator Zi Corporation of Canada, Inc. Suite 2100, 840 - 7 Avenue SW Calgary AB Canada T2P 3G2 Direct line: 403.444.3833 Fax line: 403.233.8878

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