Overview & Resources

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.

General Lab

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 reference library.

Phonetics Lab

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

The 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.


The Psycholinguistics 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.


The Sociolinguistics 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 UHM.


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.

Resources at the LAE Labs

  • Hardware
  • PsyScope button box
  • PST response box
  • Video recording and playing devices
  • Sound-attenuated booths for recording and conducting experiments
  • Static Palatography supplies
  • SMI RED250 remote eye-tracking system
  • MacQuirer Multi-channel device for studying articulation (e.g., oral airflow, nasal airflow)


Please see lab description for the General Lab and the Phonetics Lab.


  • ANC First Release
  • British National Corpus (World Edition)
  • BU Radio Speech
  • CALLHOME American English Speech
  • CALLHOME German Speech
  • CALLHOME Japanese Speech
  • CELEX, release 2
  • 21st Century SEJONG Project
  • CHILDES 2001
  • Chinese Gigaword
  • Corpus of Sense-Tagged English/Chinese
  • 1998 HUBS English Evaluation
  • ICE/ToBI
  • IViE
  • Japanese Business News Text
  • Korean Newswire
  • Korean Telephone Conversations Speech
  • SLX Corpus of Classic Sociolinguistic Interviews
  • Spoken Professional American English Tagged Version
  • Switchboard 2 Phrase III Audio
  • TIMIT Acoustic-Phonetic Continuous Speech
  • Treebank, release 2 & 3
  • UCLA Speech Error Corpus
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