Kateřina Chládková

Kateřina leads speakinlab. She works on how people learn and process speech and language. developmental auditory and speech science in general, and within linguistics in all areas of laboratory phonology and phonetics. read more

Hana Dufková

Hana Dufková has a Ph.D. degree in the Czech language at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. There, she has been working at the Institute of Czech Language and Theory of Communication for many years and teaches at the Institute of Czech and Deaf Studies. read more

Maroš Filip

Maroš studied psychology at Masaryk University in Brno. Afterwards, he went to study doctorate in General Linguistics at Charles University, where he worked on the topic of syntactic priming.  read more

Natalia Nudga

Natalia’s journey to phonetics was not straightforward; however, her wish to find intersection of mathematics, physics and linguistics could have taken her nowhere else. read more

Martina Dvořáková

Martina is a PhD student with a passion for neurolinguistics and first language acquisition.
She received the Dean’s award at Masaryk University for her thesis on early speech processing (MMN) in adult Czech and Russian speakers. read more

Kateřina Kynčlová

Kateřina currently studies for her Master’s degree in English linguistics. She developed an interest in interlinking language with psychology during her bachelor’s degree and has been focusing on psycholinguistics ever since. She is interested in language perception and acquisition and enjoys examining language development in babies and toddlers. read more

Michaela Svoboda

Míša is a second year PhD student in Applied Linguistics at Charles University, focusing on language development in children with cochlear implants. She is also working on her speech therapy studies at MUNI. read more

Lucie Jarůšková

Lucka graduated from the Master’s double major in General Linguistics and Hispanic Studies at the Faculty of Arts and she is now a PhD student in Czech language. She enjoys combining several disciplines, which is why she is mainly interested in psycholinguistics, especially multilingualism and social aspects of speech. read more

Natálie Kikoťová

Natálie is a psychology student at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University. She first became interested in psycholinguistics during her internship, in which she researched the influence of dialect on friendship choices in Czech children. She’s interested in the social aspects of language and research using neurophysiological methods. read more

Monika Kučerová

Monika is a master’s student of Phonetics at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. She is interested in how pre-literate children learn foreign languages. In her bachelor’s thesis, she investigated the development of English and Czech vowel production in Czech preschoolers learning English as a foreign language. read more

Josef Urbanec

Pepa graduated at the First Faculty of Medicine at the Charles University in Prague. Since 2018, he has been working as paediatrician a in the hospital of Havlíčkův Brod; simultaneously, he has been studying combined post-gradual programme at the Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, with a specialization in neurophysiology. read more

Associate members

Šárka Šimáčková (Univerzita Palackého, Olomouc)
Václav Jonáš Podlipský (Univerzita Palackého, Olomouc)
Jan Kremláček (Lékařská fakulta v Hradci Králové, Univerzita Karlova)
Filip Smolík (Univerzita Karlova, Psychologický ústav AVČR, Praha)
Jan Chromý (Univerzita Karlova, Praha)

Past members

Nikola Paillereau who was a post-doc in our lab from 2018 till 2022, working on behavioural speech perception studies with infants 4-to-10 month olds. In 2023 we continue to collaborate on the ongoing behavioural word segmentation project and a Czech adaptation of the MB-CDI.

Zuzana Oceláková was a graduate student collaborating on several research projects and doing her final MA thesis with us in which she proposed a model of embodied speech cognition.

Radka Klimičková is a former PhD student who decided for a career path outside academia as a translator.

Veronika Ungrová has worked with us on several projects focused on language acquisition in young children. In her master thesis she focused on child-centred speech and the differences between the mother’s and father’s dialect. Now she works as a Czech teacher at a grammar school.

Kateřina Machová is a phonetician and speech therapist who in her master thesis dealt with the credibility of speakers with speech impediments and foreign accents. She has also worked on several phonetic projects.

Zita Maršíková and Jana Šimsová were high-school interns in 2020 and 2021 in the Open Science program.