Photo of chairs, bookshelf, and sofa in The Living Room. Photo of Postdoc Patrick Callier at his desk, wearing headphones and looking at a computer.
Photo of a bench with pillows.

The Interactional Sociophonetics Lab is a research space in the Department of Linguistics for collecting data for sociophonetic investigation. The facility contains The Living Room, where high-quality audio and video recordings of social interactions can be made in a less overtly experimental context than typical sound booths; The Observation Deck, a work station for observing these interactions and conducting audio and video analysis; The Art Studio, a room for collecting articulatory phonetic data; and office space for a postdoc (currently Patrick Callier) or lab manager. The lab, designed and directed by Rob Podesva, opened in 2012.

Please send all inquiries to stanfordtalklab@gmail.com. If you are affiliated with the Department of Linguistics and would like to conduct research in the lab, include in your inquiry a request to be invited to the online room reservation calendars.