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Institute of Behavioural Sciences
Speech Sciences
Siltavuorenpenger 1 A
PO Box 9
00014 University of Helsinki
tel. 02941 29342


General phonetics investigates the mediation of a linguistic message from the speaker to the hearer, the segmental, prosodic and acoustic properties of speech, and the relationship between language and speech. Phonetic methods and results can be applied, e.g., to language teaching and speech technology.

Speech Communication

Speech Communication examines human speech communication behaviour in all kinds of interactional situations. Speech Communication takes both verbal and nonverbal communication into account.


Logopedic research is multidisciplinary and concentrates on the foundations of communication and interaction, their related disorders, and the development of effective methods for speech therapy. Completing the study programme in Logopedics leads to the professional status of authorized speech therapist.


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