The Speech in Context Lab is a dynamic research group that studies how language is perceived, processed, and produced. These topics interface with the particularly tricky puzzle of how language is cognitively represented. Most of our work examines spoken communication, and we define context rather broadly. In the SpeeCon lab, context involves any linguistic or paralinguistic aspect of the language scene which may affect the processing of spoken language. This includes social context, syntactic and semantic context, language environment, and talker variability to name just a few.
Why the acorns? It's not just that UBC is a beautiful treed place. Rather, like any nut or seed, speech contains an impressive amount of information in a dense package. It's a hard nut to crack!
We hope you stick around and learn more about our lab!