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.
We are all working from home and running experiments online during the COVID shut-down; hope to be back in person in 2021!