How do linguistic and communicative skills change when getting old? How do people with aphasia and those with dementia differ in these skills from healthy elderly people? How do neurodegenerative diseases affect speech and swallowing function? These questions are answered by analyzing language use and other communication means with varying theoretical insights and methodological tools.
Aphasia and oral text production: a cross-linguistic approach
Researchers: prof. Anna-Maija Korpijaakko-Huuhka in collaboration with PhD. Marianne Lind, University of Oslo, Norway
Interpersonal language use in aphasia
Researchers: prof. Anna-Maija Korpijaakko-Huuhka in co-operation with prof. Elizabeth Armstrong, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
Language use and comprehension in frontotemporal degereration
Reseachers: lect. Leena Rantala and prof. Anna-Maija Korpijaakko-Huuhka in co-operation with lect. emerita Merja Karjalainen (University of Oulu) and MD, docent Anne Remes (University Hospital of Oulu)
Language, communication and quality of life after stroke – a follow-up study
Doctoral theses under preparation
MA Päivi Numminen: Communication and quality of life after right hemisphere stroke
MA Sari Numminen: Communication and quality of life after left hemisphere stroke
Collaborators: docent Mervi Jehkonen (psychology in the University of Tampere) and Tampere University Hospital
Changes in speech and communication in patients with ALS: A follow-up study.
MA Tanja Makkonen. Doctoral thesis under preparation
Collaborator: Tampere University Hospital