General Information

Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab (SLAB)

Location: Moore 264
Hours*: SLAB is open during the semester when a monitor is present. See here for current monitor hours. Advanced Users may access SLAB at any time.

*All users must follow lab and security procedures. Failure to do so may result in loss of access privileges.

What can I do in SLAB?

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 (2 Macs, 1 PC) intended for data collection from psycholinguistic experiments. An additional four workstations (1 Mac, 3 PCs) are available for data collection in less noise-sensitive studies, as well as for stimulus construction and data analysis. Advanced Users can reserve individual workstations for data collection.


Microsoft Office Pro (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Audacity - audio editor and recorder
PsyscoPy - experiment design and operation 
Adobe Reader 
Psyscope X - experiment design and operation (Mac only)
Camtasia - screen recorder and video editor
PRAAT - prosodic and acoustic analysis
E-Prime - experiment design and operation (PC only)
Python - programming language
Open Office

A small reference library
Books and journals may be checked out for one week and manuals may be checked out overnight when a Lab staff is present. If you need to renew books, please send e-mail to
Note to advanced users

In order to obtain the door code for the SLAB door, please consult SLAB GAs during monitor hours; during the summer, please contact Dr. Theres Grüter (theres AT

LAE SLAB GA Schedule 
Please check the Lab Reservation and Monitor Hours by clicking the tab with the same name on the left at the top of the page for week-to-week schedules.

SLAB, Moore Hall, UH

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Mar 19, 2014, 4:33 PM