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Phonetics Laboratory

The phonetics laboratory of the Institute, under the supervision of Information Resources Center (IRC), has some basic equipment, such as the Computerized Speech Laboratory (CSL4500), for the analysis of speech sounds .

The speech and language library attached to the phonetics laboratory holds important recorded materials on languages, folk tales, and folk music obtained through field studies. Recorded disks and tapes of various languages in the world are available for loan.

A sound-treated recording room forms part of the phonetics laboratory. With the high-end solid-state sound recorders provided in the recording room, high quality live recording of speech samples is possilbe, for example, of speech of language consultants. Moreover, processing the recordings with the instruments provided in the laboratory is also possible.

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