Clinical linguistics and language acquisition
The central focus of Clinical Linguistics is the application of the principles and methods of linguistics and phonetics to communication impairment in children and adults. The group at Oslo conducts research on typical and atypical speech and language development in children and on atypical speech and language as a result of brain damage in adults. Our research focuses strongly on cross-linguistic studies of language development and disorders.
Why Clinical Linguistics?
Recent estimates from the Statistical Office of the European Union show that there are 16 million people in the EU with a speech or language disability severe enough to affect their daily lives at school and at work, and their relationship with other people. Similar estimates for Norway are not available, but there is no reason to assume that Norway differs from the rest of Europe in this respect. Given this, it is in the interest of society to secure a high standard of therapeutic provisions for communication disabilities. The expertise of phoneticians and linguists can expand our knowledge of the nature of speech and language disabilities and provide principled guidelines for the assessment and remediation of this clinical group. From a purely linguistic point of view, the study of speech and language of clinical groups is of interest because it can throw light on normal language abilities.
• Aphasia and oral text production
• A Norwegian Hearing in Noise Test for children
• Cross linguistic investigations of verb and sentence production in clinical groups
• Using ultrasound to image the tongue during speech
• A phonetic data base for Norwegian vowels and consonants
• Cross-linguistic investigation of production and perception of prosody
• The production and perception of prosody in clinical groups
• Cri du chat-syndrome: phonetic, phonological and grammatical abilities
• The acquisition of grammar in children – 2 to 3 ½ year olds
• Norwegian adaptation of MacArthur-Bates communicative development inventories
• Language and ageing
• A cross-linguistic study of the acquisition of #sC onsets
• Lexical processing in typically and atypically developing toddlers: Insights from event-related brain potentials
- Inger Moen
- Hanne Gram Simonsen
- Kristian Emil Kristoffersen
- Marianne Lind
- Ingeborg Dalby
- Nina Gram Garmann