The LAE Labs are made up of five
physical labs and three virtual labs. Certain labs are more or less appropriate
for different kinds of research.
The general lab offers a space for sound recordings and analysis, tools
for statistical analysis software to design and perform experiments on speech
production, perception and processing. You can find two sound-attenuated booths
in here, workstations (both PCs and Macs) for your usage, as well as a small
The phonetics lab maintains equipment for recording speech, performing various
kinds of acoustic analyses, and also includes ultrasound equipment. You can use the PCs
and Macs in here and borrow fieldwork equipment.
Tracker Lab contains a remote eye tracking system (SMI RED250) used for
experimental research on language comprehension and production.
Child Language Acquisition
The acquisition laboratory has a child-friendly atmosphere for observing
children's language behaviours. It houses equipment for conducting research
using the preferential looking research.
SLAB is a space for
conducting experimental research on language learning and processing. SLAB has
been optimized to provide a quiet place for collecting data from human
participants in a variety of experimental paradigms. The lab is equipped with
three sound-attenuated booths containing computers, workstations (both Mac and
PC), as well as a small reference library.
Lab provides facilities for laboratory-, web-, and field-based research on how
language is produced, comprehended, and learned as a first or second language.
Its equipment is housed across the physical spaces of the LAE labs, such as the
SMI RED250 eye tracker in the Tracker lab.
Lab is a virtual lab that focuses on investigating socially conditioned
variation in the production and perception of speech. It also houses SOLIS, the
Sociolinguistics Server, home of an on-going project to document speech and
make it readily analyzable to students, faculty, and visiting researchers at
Elena Indjieva Language Documentation Virtual Lab
The Language Documentation Virtual Lab is housed in the Phonetics Lab and has
two components. The first of these is a collection of portable fieldwork equipment
that students may check out and bring with them into the field. The second
component of the Language Documentation Virtual Lab is a suite of
professional-quality digitization equipment that is shared with the
Kaipuleohone University of Hawaii Digital Language Archive.