Centre for Digital Humanities

ILS Labs

The labs of the Institute of Language Sciences conduct experiments on spoken and written language in the field of computational linguistics. Researchers make use of a wide range of experimental techniques to explore topics like language structure, language acquisition and speech processing.

In the Biosignal lab for example, the lab uses EEG techniques to measure the electrical activity of the brain. In the Babylab researchers look into the language acquisition and language developments of babies. And the Eye-tracking lab is used to measure eye positions and eye movements. You can find a guided tour through the ILS labs here.

The ILS labs conduct about fifty experiments each year, measuring about two thousand adult subjects and six hundred infants. In addition, the linguistics lab supports fieldwork by their researchers, in schools for example.