Centre for Human Communication

Research at the Centre for Human Communication

Research at the UCL Centre for Human Communication spans an unusual range of disciplines, from those traditionally considered to lie in the humanities and social sciences, to those of a more scientific, engineering and medical aspect. Areas studied include, among others: 
  • basic aspects of hearing, speech and language, both in the adult and the developing child;
  • linguistic theory concerning syntax, phonology and pragmatics;
  • speech production and speech perception;
  • acquisition of first and later-learned languages;
  • sign languages;
  • developmental language disorders like stuttering, dyslexia and specific language impairment;
  • acquired language disorders like aphasia and dysarthria;
  • hearing impairments and their remediation through training and prostheses (hearing aids and cochlear implants);
  • speech recognition and speech synthesis by computer.

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