Topics from all areas of phonetic and speech sciences are equally welcome, while two specific topics are highlightened for this iteration of Speech research:

1. Verbotonal method in rehabilitation and phonetic speech correction

Listening as the basis of good speech in both native and foreign language is one the main presumptions of the Verbotonal method. One of the first scholars who defined similarities in deviations in non-native speech and in speech in people with hearing impairments and listening problems was Petar Guberina. Some of the questions that arise within this topic and are relevant even 70 years after Guberina’s book Sound and movement in language are what in perception directly influences speech production, how it shows in speech in people with atypical hearing and listening, what is connection of speech and movement, how much rhythm and intonation influence speech acquisition, what are the difficulties in working with clients directly, how to evaluate clients’ progress qualitatively and quantitatively etc.

  • This topic includes, but it is not exhausted by the following:
  • atypical speech perception
  • variability of typical and atypical speech
  • interdisciplinary approach to hearing, listening and speech rehabilitation
  • individual and group treatment of speech and hearing
  • specific procedures in hearing, listening and speech rehabilitation
  • teaching and acquisition of pronunciation in foreign language
2. Clinical phonetics

Clinical phonetics involves the application of phonetic techniques and procedures in the study of communication impairments, as well as the use of clinical data to address open issues in theoretical phonetics. We therefore welcome papers addressing all aspects of atypical speech.