To its neighbouring disciplines Linguistics and languages and to Logopedics, Phonetics offers methodological and practical cooperation in the form of gathering of audio-visual speech samples and also in the digital processing, analysis and measurement of speech and voice.
Phonetics is also able to offer guidance for students of languages and students of Logopedics in their selection of subject areas for thesis research. In language studies, possible subjects for thesis work range from a contrastive phonetic analysis of native and target languages to the phonetic features of different styles and variants or dialects of Finnish or Swedish.
In logopedics, subject areas where phonetic methods and experimental phonetic settings may be used in thesis work include general vocal behaviour, voice disorders, articulatory variation and disorders as well as abnormal features in speech prosody, i.e. intonation and timing.
Last updated: 1.3.2012