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Phonetics Laboratory

Welcome to the Phonetics Laboratory at the University of Cambridge

Based in the Raised Faculty Building in the Theoretical and Applied Linguistics Section of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, the Phonetics Laboratory is home to research staff and students in phonetics and phonology, covering a range of subdisciplines in linguistics including forensic phonetics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language variation and change, phonological theory, prosody, pragmatics, morphology, and more.


Read more at: Improving Voice Identification Procedures (IVIP)

Improving Voice Identification Procedures (IVIP)

'Improving Voice Identification Procedures' (IVIP) is an interdisciplinary project on earwitness evidence funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (Grant Ref: ES/S015965/1). The project aims to improve the understanding of earwitness behaviour and to improve the interaction of the criminal justice system with the use of earwitness evidence. IVIP brings together researchers in phonetics, linguistics, psychology, criminology and law, from four universities: University of Cambridge, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and University of Oxford.

Read more at: Events


The Phonetics Laboratory holds two regular activities: Phonetics and Phonology Seminar and Tone and Intonation Reading Group.

Read more at: News and Media

News and Media

Here you can find links to news articles and features on members of the Phonetics Lab.

Read more at: PerMaSC: Speech Perception through Masks in School Contexts

PerMaSC: Speech Perception through Masks in School Contexts

First results from the collaborative project ‘PerMaSC: Speech Perception through Masks in School Contexts’ were presented by Phonetics Lab member Julia Schwarz at the Cambridge Language Sciences Symposium 2021. The project, initiated by PhD Candidates Katrina Kechun Li and Julia Schwarz...