Illinois Phonetics & Phonology Lab

Bust of Lincoln, Lincoln Hall
Bust of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln Hall.
Photo Credit: Kalev Leetaru, 2004. Photographic Preservation Project.


The Illinois Phonetics & Phonology Lab supports research and teaching in the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics. From helping undergrads learn how to use phonetics software to providing resources for faculty who wish to acquire data under controlled conditions, the Illinois Phonetics & Phonology Lab is committed to broadening and disseminating knowledge about how linguistic sounds are produced, perceived, and patterned.Because the Lab is used by students and faculty from the Department of Linguistics as well as a number of foreign language departments, the research that goes on is linguistically diverse, as well.


We are a linguistically diverse and empirically oriented group of faculty and student researchers from many academic units in the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. An ever-growing group of faculty and graduate students is conducting research in the Lab. The Lab's resources are also open to undergraduate and graduate students taking phonetics-related courses in the School of Literatures, Culture, and Linguistics. 


The Lab is located in room G90 of the Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics Building (LCLB). Read about the fabled history and architecture of the Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics Building and learn more about the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics, which has its home there.

Ryan Shosted's Speech Imaging Group uses the magnetic resonance imaging facilities at the Beckman Institute to understand the time-varying configuration of the vocal tract. Pictured (l-r) are: Zainab Hermes, Ryan Shosted, Sarah Johnson, Marissa Barlaz, and Shuju Shi.