The University of Manchester Phonetics Laboratory

The University of Manchester’s Phonetics Laboratory (a.k.a. PhonLab) is the research hub for all work in acoustic and articulatory phonetics, experimental phonology and sociophonetics at the University of Manchester. The lab is used by Linguistics and English Language (LEL) staff and PhD students, as well as dissertation writers at the Undergraduate and Master’s level.

The lab is located in the Samuel Alexander building, South Wing S1.24, where 2 rooms for recording and analysing speech data are available. Facilities include ultrasound, electropalatography, airflow machine and electroglottograph; an sound-proof recording booth; and both Mac and PC computers for experiments and analysis. The lab also stocks equipment for use and loan for students conducting research and doing coursework in LEL.


Contact form

To book the sound-proof recording room or to borrow equipment, please use the Contact form below.


Director: Dr. Patrycja Strycharczuk

Assistants: Stefano Coretta, Stephen Nichols