Research Facilities

The Department has some outstanding resources. We have fully equipped laboratories for eye-tracking, phonetics, EEG (Electroencephalography) and child language analysis. These facilities are used by undergraduate students, postgraduate students and staff for a variety of research projects.

Eye-tracking Lab

Eye-tracking Lab

The Lancaster Linguistics Eye-tracking Lab is dedicated to research that makes use of eye-tracking as part of its methodology. Our facilities are used by staff, as well as by students working in the areas of language testing, second language acquisition, and psycholinguistics.

Eye-tracking Lab
Phonetics Lab

Phonetics Lab

The Phonetics Lab is directed by Dr Sam Kirkham and Dr Claire Nance. Our facilities are used by staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and visiting students and staff. Lab research strengths include sociophonetics, speech acoustics, articulatory phonetics, and statistical methods.

Phonetics Lab
Perception and Learning Laboratory (PERLL)

Perception and Learning Laboratory (PERLL)

The Perception and Learning Laboratory (PERLL) is the EEG lab of the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University. Our facilities enable and facilitate research by staff and students into the neural basis of language and linguistically mediated perception, and psycholinguistic aspects of language learning. Lab research strengths include linguistic/cultural relativity, bilingual cognition, perceptual/statistical learning, and lexical processing/representations in bilinguals.

Perception and Learning Laboratory (PERLL)
CASS research centre

CASS Research Centre

The ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) is one of the world leading research centres in corpus linguistics. The centre develops large corpora (e.g. The British National Corpus 2014, Trinity Lancaster Corpus), creates cutting-edge software tools (e.g. #LancsBox, CQPweb, Lancaster Stats Tools online) and produces high-impact research. It also organises corpus linguistics training events in the UK and internationally.

ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)