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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Experimental Linguistics Research Group

The Linguistics Department at Queen Mary has state-of-the-art facilities for experimental research in linguistics.

We currently offer the following main research facilities, which are equipped with associated high-end recording equipment.

  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Eye-tracking
  • EEG (full faraday cage)
  • Sound-proof recording studios

These main facilities are housed in the following labs.

The Phonetics Lab: The QMUL Phonetics Lab facilitates cutting edge research on speech production and perception, involving a diverse and interdisciplinary team of academics, researchers and students.

The Language Acquisition Lab: In the QMUL Language Acquisition Lab we explore language development across the lifespan, from infancy to early adulthood, using a combination of behavioural and neurological (EEG) measures.

The Morphemes and Meaning Lab largely focuses on issues related to morphological processing and representation, verbal argument structure and event morpho-syntax, and nominal semantic and pragmatic interpretation (genericity/quantification, mass/count), mostly in L1/monolingual adults, but with some work involving children, and more and more of our projects involving bilinguals.

The facilities are available to trained postgraduate students and staff in the Department, as well as to visitors conducting related research. A facility fee for external users may be charged for funded research projects. Please contact the relevant lab directors if you are interested in using the lab facilities, and we'll be happy to be in touch.

Experimental Linguistics Research Group members

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