The Speech Lab @ Virginia Tech

Shanks 254, 181 Turner St NW

Co-Directors: Katie Carmichael & Abby Walker


The Speech Lab is housed in the English department. It is:

  • A venue for meetings
  • A place to process linguistic data
  • A place to collect linguistic data (through interviews or experiments)
  • The home of linguistic corpora
  • Home to useful equipment and a mini-library (see below).

The Lab is available to faculty and undergraduate researchers. For more info, please contact Abby Walker at or Katie Carmichael at

For information about other language-related labs at Virginia Tech, check out the Faculty page!


  • Lacie Rugged Thunderbolt: External Hard-drive
  • iPad Air 2
  • Lenova ThinkPad Laptop
  • Universal Shock Mount
  • Sennheiser Headphones
  • Harmon/Kardon Speakers
  • Harmon/Kardon Computer Speakers
  • Dell Projector
  • Shure Headphone Mic Set
  • Urbanears Headphones
  • Canon GL2 Video Recorder
  • Kopul XLR Cable
  • K-Tek Coiled XLR Cable
  • Audio-Technica Mic
  • DYMO LabelMANAGER 100+
  • DYMO LabelMANAGER 200
  • K-Tek Microphone Stand
  • Auray Boompole Bag
  • ATR35s Lavalier Microphone
  • Marantz Solid State Recorder PMD670
  • Roland R-26 Portable Recorder
  • Zoom H4next Recroder
  • Radio Shack Dynamic Microphone IMP 500
  • Crown Sound Grabber II
  • Shure SM48 Microphone
  • Headphone Mic
  • Sony Mic Adapter
  • EV RE50B 
  • Shure Professional Unidirectional Head-Worn Dynamic Microphone
  • Linear PCM Recorder
  • Olympus 5MGP Digital Camera
  • Phsycology Software Set
  • My Book: External Hard-drive
  • Bose: Noise Cancelling Headphones


  • P2FA
  • Audacity
  • Express Scribe
  • E-Prime


  • Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools
  • Fixing English
  • Articulatory Phonetics 
  • Sociophonetics: An Introduction
  • Language and Gender
  • Gender Articulated
  • A Handbook of Varities of English: Phonology
  • A Handbook of Varities of English: Morphology and Syntax
  • A Handbook of Varities of English: CDs
  • Probabilistic Linguistics
  • Learning How to Ask
  • English in New York City
  • Sociolinguistic Patterns
  • Vowels and Consonants
  • Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics
  • Principles of Linguistic Change: Internal Factors
  • Principles of Linguistic Change: Social Factors
  • Principles of Linguistic Change: Cognitive and Cultural Factors
  • Ocracoke Speaks

CDs and VHSs

  • Indian by Birth: The Lumbee Dialect
  • The Adventure of English
  • El Dorado: Inca, Lost Cities of the Maya, and Mexico: From Independence to the Alamo
  • Dialect in Western NC
  • Ocracoke Broque and Story of English Series: Black on White
  • Mac Software
  • Literature Aloud
  • An Unclouded Day
  • Ocracoke Speaks
  • School House Rock
  • My Fair Lady
  • Do I Sound Gay?