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Zapotec Dictionary Project

PROJECT TITLE:  Zapotec Dictionary Project

DESCRIPTION:  This project is the editing phase of a 10,000-word dictionary of Juchitán Zapotec. The student will be conduction editing and streamlining tasks on a lexical database in Toolbox, under the supervision of the Curator of Linguistics. This internship will allow the student to become immersed in the process of lexical documentation of an endangered language. The process includes decisions about the treatment of lexical entries, the use of technology for best data management and output, and best practices in data collection and databasing. The internship is part-time, 10-20 hours/week; it will begin in mid-October and last until mid-December 2013. To apply, go to https://SOLAA.si.edu, select “internships” and look for the program “Recovering Voices Internship Program” in the drop down list.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have outstanding attention to detail. Student must be a Linguistics major or Anthropology major with adequate training in linguistics. Written and oral Spanish proficiency is required. Must be computer-literate and comfortable working on PCs and Macs. Please provide a cover letter, CV, and a school transcript (a PDF download is sufficient), as well as one letter of recommendation from a professor who who can vouch for the your work ethic and attention to detail.

TIMETABLE: Other

AWARD PACKAGE: None

PROJECT CONTACT NAME: Ruth Rouvier

PHONE: 202-633-5033

E-MAIL: rouvierr@si.edu