UMass Sesquicentennial


Phonetics and Phonological Labs

The Phonetics and Phonological Acquisition Laboratories are located in nearby Bartlett Hall. They support a busy community of faculty, advanced and beginning graduate students, and undergraduates in a congenial environment. The Phonetics Lab contains two sound-attenuated chambers for recording speech and running perceptual experiments. It is equipped with state-of-the-art workstations, personal computers, other hardware, and software needed to investigate the acoustics and perception of speech experimentally. The Phonological Acquisition lab is equipped with a soundproof booth, audio recording equipment, and two Macintosh computers. Its primary purpose is to support research on phonological acquisition, by providing the facilities for setting up and running experiments on production and perception, and for searching computerized corpora of child speech.