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THE UCLA PHONETICS LAB

The UCLA Phonetics Laboratory was established by Peter Ladefoged in the English Department in Fall 1962 and moved with him to the new Linguistics Department in 1966. Members of the lab include faculty, postdocs, graduate students, staff, and visiting scholars in Linguistics. In our research we document sounds from a range of languages, and describe the behavior of a language's sounds as part of a linguistic system. The UCLA Linguistics Department is well-known for the close cooperation between its phonetics and phonology programs.

The lab maintains facilities for teaching and research in adult and infant speech production, acoustics, and perception. Descriptions of our current facilities, and information about how to use them, are in the Facilities section of this site, while some illustrative data are posted under Demos. Dissertation and grant projects are listed under Research Projects. Current and past members of the lab, and local colleagues with whom we collaborate, are listed under People.



  The Phonetics Lab celebrated its 50th birthday on Friday June 20. Thanks to everyone who made this great event possible! Photos to follow.
 


Lab Director and webmaster for 2014: Sun-Ah Jun, jun@humnet.ucla.edu



People

Research Projects
Dissertations

Facilities
Instructions
Databases

Demos and Illustrations

Teaching

Software

Working Papers
in Phonetics

Language (infant) Lab