UTsoundLab is a growing and diverse group of faculty, postdocs, and students conducting empirical research in the areas of speech production, perception, and processing in a variety of languages. See our Research and Members page to find out more about us.

Rajka Smiljanic is the Principal Investigator of the UTsoundLab and the director of the Phonetics Lab. She is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work is concentrated in the areas of experimental phonetics, cross-language and second language speech production and perception, clear speech, intelligibility, and prosody. She received a bachelor’s degree in English and Russian Languages and Literatures at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and her MA and PhD from the Linguistics Department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After receiving her doctorate, she worked as a Research Associate and Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at Northwestern University. She also taught in the Communications Disorders and Sciences Department at Rush University. She has published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, Journal of Phonetics, and Frontiers in Psychology. She has been a member on the Acoustical Society of America Speech Communication TC since 2008. She is currently serving as an Associate Editor for JASA EL in Speech Perception.

See Smiljanic_CV-10-17 for more details.

Google Scholar Citation Page

You can contact Rajka at rajka (at) mail (dot) utexas (dot) edu

We are now located in the beautiful CLA building at the University of Texas in Austin! http://www.utexas.edu/cola/laits/building_services/liberal-arts-building/


East Mall Area

You can contact us at:


Department of Linguistics

CLA 4.722, Mailcode B5100, Austin, TX 78712

or send an email to utsoundlab (at) gmail (dot) com


We used to be located in 518 Calhoun hall.