Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Rosetta Stone Seeking Latin Speakers

Rosetta Stone, maker of the award-winning language learning software, is seeking Latin speakers to record language data online. This data will be used to help enhance speech recognition technology and to better understand the sounds a learner of Latin produces. It takes about one hour to complete the recordings and each person will be compensated with a $25 payment sent via PayPal. Participants must be at least 18 years old (or have parental approval). Anyone who is interested should visit, create an account and do the recordings online. It’s best to use a headset with a microphone to record.

Meagan Sills, Rosetta Stone Language Resource Manager, states that the project could use as many intermediate/advanced level Latin speakers as possible. Ms. Sills would be happy to answer any questions about this data collection effort as well as inquiries regarding the research that Rosetta Stone is doing. She may be reached at