Language Research Project-Zulu (Adults and Children)

Job Description

Hello,
I found your contact information from Translators Base and I am writing to you hoping that you would be interested in working with us or help us find suitable candidates for our Zulu Language Research Project which is studying the speech particularities of adults and children up to 15 years old.

The aim of this project is to help improving and further developing modern speech recognition systems for computers and mobile devices. The tasks can be done from home and do not require any specific knowledge or previous experience, please see below the details:
Requirements: Any android device or any computer with Google Chrome, Internet connection and a quiet place for the recording. The participant’s mother tongue should be Zulu.

Estimated duration of the task:
Adults: approximately 30 minutes
Children: approximately 30 minutes

Task description: The participants will see sentences or part of sentences in Zulu on the screen and will need to record their voice while reading them aloud. The adults will see 200 sentences and the children will see 160 short sentences or parts of sentences. Note that the content is adjusted to respect ages 3 to 15 years, however, in case a sentence is considered inappropriate, it can be skipped.

Compensation offered:
Adults: 10 USD for the entire task (200 sentences).
Children: 25 USD for the entire task (160 sentences).

The payments will be done by PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer.

Estimated start date of this project: Immediate

We need 500 participants for this research, please feel free to share this opportunity with your friends, family and community members.

Looking forward to working with you!