The Sociolinguistics Laboratory supports the research of its members, including students and faculty in the Department of Linguistics and laboratory affiliates, by providing both portable and stationary equipment for a range of types of sociolinguistic research. The equipment owned by the laboratory supports the following research areas in sociolinguistics:
- Variationist sociolinguistics
- Social network analysis
- Language regard
- Conversation analysis
- Conversational code-switching
Lab members may access the list of laboratory-owned equipment through the Booked Reservation System. (This requires a UW Net ID login.) If you are just getting started with the reservation system, please see the guide to using the Booked Reservation System.
Along with the range of equipment housed by the Sociolinguistics Laboratory, there are a number of research tools availble to the sociolinguistics community at large.