Speech & Language Science

Speech and Language Science

Basic and applied research focuses on a broad range of content areas including:

  • Speech perception
  • Speech and language development
  • Speech acoustics
  • Speech physiology and their interactions
  • Voice production and perception
  • Oral physiology
  • Language comprehension and expression
  • Linguistic-cognitive interactions
  • Communication as a psychosocial behaviour

The changing nature of these speech and language processes across the lifespan is also considered. Arising from the complexity of human communication, the Speech & Language Science field sits at the crossroads of a number of domains including speech-language pathology, psychology, physiology, linguistics, neuroscience, and engineering.

Field Leader

Scott Adams, PhD
School of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Students must complete three mandatory half-credit courses, one from each of the following categories:

Students must attend and participate in Seminar Milestones:

In addition, all PhD students must pass a formal candidacy examination as a requirement of the program.

Schedule & Milestones