Psychology and Neuroscience
Seeking for Undergrad or Graduate student to help transcribe infant productions The project: SEEDLingS is a large-scale corpus of language to and by infants between the ages of 6 and 17 months. We have recently been working to transcribe the nouns produced by 44 infants from their first recorded word up to the words they say in their 17th month. To make sure that our transcriptions are reliable, we need two transcribers. One transcriber will code all of the words the child says in a given home recording. The other transcriber will recode 10% of the same file, and the two transcribers compare their codes to finally reach a consensus. Then the inter-rater reliability between the two codes is compared to give the codes a reliability score. A single home recording is either an hour-long video, or 3-5 hours excised from a daylong audio recording. The child's productions are already marked in these files, we're just going to add a broad phonetic transcription. We are looking for someone who: is experienced, comfortable, and efficient with the International Phonetic Alphabet has some transcription experience. can commit 35 hours to this project before Thanksgiving can travel to the Bergelson Lab at Duke (West Campus); we will provide parking has or can complete CITI certification for working with human subjects data Knowledge of language development is a plus but not required. Strong candidates will generally have taken 1-2 Phonetics/Phonology courses beyond Intro to Linguistics (or equivalent). We will assess potential applicants by Reviewing their relevant coursework Giving them a sample of speech to transcribe.
Your responsibilities: Phonetically transcribing infant speech in assigned video and audio files using Unibet, which is essentially a readily typable-version of IPA. We use CLAN for the audio files and Datavyu for the videos. You will be trained in how to use both for the purposes of this project. You will be transcribing the utterances as you hear them, and then comparing your transcriptions with another coder until you reach a consensus. In addition to the phonetic transcription, you will also be asked to assess a few key properties of the production: determine what word the child is saying, whether or not the object they are talking about is present, and what kind of utterance the word occurred in (e.g. declarative, question, short-phrase). We will provide training on these categories. These will also need to be compared with another coder's responses until consensus is reached.
If interested, in addition to your online application please send a CV and an email describing your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10/1.
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