Language and Communication Lab (LCL)


Welcome to the Language and Communication Lab (LCL) at the University of Padova Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies. LCL is an interdisciplinary research and teaching facility which focuses primarily on the investigation of speech and multimodal communication. We are interested in studying how the use and interpretation of verbal and non-verbal language in multilingual and multicultural contexts affects communication and is a potential source of misunderstandings and stereotypes. Other research topics include foreign accent and how it affects intelligibility, comprehensibility, and acceptability.

    We use an interdisciplinary approach and a variety of methods and techniques to study speech and gesture perception and production. The lab resources include testing facilities and state-of-the-art equipment for acoustic and video data analysis.