Sari Kunnari

Professor, Director of the Child Language Research Center
Speech and language therapy, Child language research, Language disorders

Faculty of Humanities

Sari Kunnari

I have conducted research on typical speech and language acquisition with the aim of verifying language-specific aspects through cross-linguistic comparisons. Besides typical acquisition, my research has comprised two main clinical groups, namely children with specific language impairment and children with hearing impairment. I have also been a member of the management committee of three international researcher networks (COST actions A33, IS0804, IS1406) and a member of the International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech.

Research interests

  • speech and language acquisition
  • developmental language disorder
  • speech sound disorders
  • late language emergence
  • hearing loss
  • phonology
  • lexicon
  • morphosyntax
  • narrative

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University of Oulu
Faculty of Humanities/Research Unit of Logopedics
PO Box 1000
90014 University of Oulu