Language Jobs

Apply your linguistics knowledge to hands-on work


Our Linguistics Work

Since 1996, our linguistics team has created speech, natural language, image, and video data used to train models for a broad range of applications. From chatbots to driverless cars, this data is essential to the advancement of AI and machine learning. If you have a background in linguistics and want to apply your skills to the forefront of human language technology, you’re in the right place.


All Levels of Experience

Positions available for a variety of skills:

  • B.A., M.A., or Ph.D. in Linguistics, Speech Science, or a related field of study
  • Knowledge of Phonetics, Phonology, Semantics, Syntax, and/or Pragmatics

  • Prior annotation experience and computer programming experience

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Experience processing text-based data using regular expressions

  • Bilingual or multilingual

Our Language Jobs


Data Collection

Collect high quality speech, text, and handwriting data in over 180 different languages to meet model training needs for virtual assistants.


Transcription, Translation, and Localization

If you specialize in Historical Linguistics or language documentation, you can analyze and document particular features of languages we work with and help build grammars that are used in machine learning.


Annotation and Phonetic Dictionary Development

If you have a background in phonetics, our speech technology jobs offer opportunities for you to analyze speech at multiple levels and improve training data for assistants that recognize or produce spoken language.


Content Analytics and Natural Language Processing

If your background is in syntax, semantics, or pragmatics, we have jobs for annotators and leads to identify categories of meaning and structure. You will work with cutting-edge real-world data used to train assistants to better understand or generate natural language.

Why Appen?

Whether your linguistics background is theoretical, computational, applied, or something else, you can be a part of a large group of diverse individuals doing hands-on, fulfilling work. We give you an opportunity to engage with practical applications of your knowledge.


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