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 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 lab manager ( or the related lab directors if you are interested in using the lab facilities, and we'll be happy to be in touch.