UC Berkeley Phonology Lab

phonetics and phonology.


Phonology Lab

50-52 Dwinelle Hall
University of California, Berkeley


What happens in a Phonology Lab?

speech perception - how listeners recover the sounds and words spoken by talkers.

speech production - how talkers form the sounds of language.

phonological theory - description of language sound systems.

tonal phonology - how pitch is used in sound systems.

phonological acquisition - how children learn a language's phonology.

speech planning - how talkers assemble the plans used in production.

acoustic phonetics - instrumental analysis of speech sounds.

neurophonetics - how phonetic information is encoded in the brain.

sociophonetics - phonetic encoding of social information.

historical phonology - explaining language sound change.

phonetics teaching - Ladefoged & Johnson, "A Course in Phonetics".


Photo album

Snapshots from conferences, hikes, parties, painting, and classes.


Facilities that are available in the lab, and links to software and annual reports from other labs.


Documentation of procedures and software used in our research.


The Phonology lab is a research and teaching laboratory in the Department of Linguistics at UC Berkeley.


The Phonology Lab has been around since 1947.



Contact us

Phone: (510) 642-9150
Director: Prof. Keith Johnson (keithjohnson -at- berkeley.edu)
Programmer/Analyst: Ronald Sprouse (ronald -at- berkeley.edu)