121F Howell Building
The Linguistics Research Lab is well-equipped for the experimental study of speech and language. As part of the Department of English, the lab consists of a three-room suite in Howell Hall, including a participant waiting area and two quiet experimental rooms.
For the collection of production data, the lab includes one sound-attenuated WhisperRoom (4848S), with Electro-Voice N/D767A microphone, and Marantz PMD661 recorder. Lab resources also include a portable data recording kit with Electro-Voice N/D767A microphone and Marantz PMD620 recorder and a Glottal Enterprises Dualview System that measures oral and nasal airflow. For the collection and analysis of perception and psycholinguistic data, the lab includes five Dell computer stations, each with internet connectivity, 20” monitor, Sony MDR-7506 dynamic stereo headphones, and mouse. One Cedrus RB-740 response pad is also available. In addition to general purpose processing software (e.g., Word, Excel, Adobe), each computer is also installed with critical software like Paradigm experimental design software, MATLAB, SPSS, R, Praat, and Audacity.
- Dr. Wendy Herd, Associate Professor and Lab Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jessica Sherman, Graduate Research Assistant
- Amy Azwell, Undergraduate Research Assistant
- Joy Cariño, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Ongoing Research Projects
- Plosive Voicing
- Southern Vowel Shift
- We are also currently investigating /t, d/ flapping, diphthong raising, and vowel fronting in Mississippi and other areas.
- GRA: One English Department graduate student usually works in the Linguistics Research Lab each semester.
- URAs: One to two hourly paid undergraduate research positions are sometimes available depending on grant funding. Volunteers are always welcome in the lab, too!
- Undergraduate and graduate students with interests in linguistic research are encouraged to contact Dr. Wendy Herd email@example.com to discuss visiting the lab or volunteering in the lab.