Sociolinguistics Laboratory Resources

The sociolinguistics lab supports the research of students and faculty in the Department of Linguistics and affiliated units and individuals at the University of Washington by providing both portable and stationary equipment for a range of types of sociolinguistic research. Lab members may access the list of laboratory-owned equipment on our equipment checkout page.

The equipment owned by the laboratory supports the following research areas in sociolinguistics:

  • Sociophonetics
  • Variationist sociolinguistics
  • Social network analysis
  • Conversation analysis
  • Conversational code-switching
  • Language attitudes

Tools listed as "[UW Net ID required]" can only be accessed by UW students and faculty. All other resources are public and available to the sociolinguistics community at large.

Please note that we do not assume responsibility for the use of the tools posted here. By downloading and using a tool, you agree to do so at your own risk, and acquire the appropriate IRB (human subjects protcols) for use of the tools in the field. For information on eligibility to restricted sites, please email the laboratory website administrator



Data Elicitation


Metadata & Data Storage