Welcome to the UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. For over half a century, the UCLA Phonetics Laboratory has collected recordings of hundreds of languages from around the world, providing source materials for phonetic and phonological research, of value to scholars, speakers of the languages, and language learners alike. The materials on this site comprise audio recordings illustrating phonetic structures from over 200 languages with phonetic transcriptions, plus scans of original field notes where relevant.
The archive in its current form is a self-standing website. Eventually all the data here will be incorporated into the comprehensive UCLA Digital Library where it will be maintained as a permanent resource for future generations.
Peter Ladefoged (1925–2006)
Succeeding Principal Investigator
Russell G. Schuh
Production and Research Manager
Research Assistants Emily Griffiths Lisa Harrington Cheryl Hipp Patrick Jones Mayu Kaneko Claire Moore-Cantwell Gunhye Oh Karen Pfister Keli Vaughan Rosary Videc Sarah Weismuller Samara Weiss Jamie White Sarah Conlon WingSze Jamie Lee Rafael Toribio
This site is made possible through funds provided by the National Science Foundation.