Speech In Context Laboratory

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
What the facility does

Studies how language is perceived, processed, and produced.

Areas of expertise

The Speech in Context Lab is a dynamic research group that studies how language is perceived, processed, and produced. These topics interface with the particularly tricky puzzle of how language is cognitively represented. Most of our work examines spoken communication, and we define context rather broadly. In the SpeeCon lab, context involves any linguistic or paralinguistic aspect of the language scene which may affect the processing of spoken language. This includes social context, syntactic and semantic context, language environment, and talker variability to name just a few.

Research services
  • Speech analysis
  • Speech recognition
  • Speech acoustics
Sectors of application
  • Arts and cultural industries
  • Education
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Policy and governance
  • Tourism and hospitality
High-quality recording equipmentFor recording and analyzing speech
Digital video camerasFor recording and analyzing speech and interaction
ComputersFor data analysis
Custom-built listening stationsFor speech and auditory perception experiments