Speech Communication
Chair of Speech Communication microphone at sound booth © Selinay Pachale
Chair of Speech Communication

Part of the Institute of Language and Communication at the Faculty I – Humanities and Educational Sciences at TU Berlin

Chair of Speech Communication

Research conducted by the Chair of Speech Communication aims to provide a theoretical foundation for oral communication, experimental research, and practical application. This is reflected in the expansion of our current work in impact research, particularly speech effects research. Our primary research objective here is describing young and old voices as well as investigating the vocal expression of general personality traits and researching speaking styles in radio and television to analyze how emotions are expressed through voice and way of speaking. In cooperation with Audeering and T-Labs, we pursue projects focusing on optimizing human-machine interactions as well as on audiovisual language synthesis.
The main objective of this research focus is to comprehensively understand the structural characteristics of human language in everyday communication, its cognitive and social functions, variance, development in acquisition and change, and its processing; this is a precondition for the experimental exploration and practical application of explanatory theories.
The work of the Chair of Speech Communication is presented on these pages. Master’s students can find information about the communication technology specialization on the Audio Communication Group website.

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Introduction to BA & MA

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BA introduction

MA introduction

Slides on final theses in "Language and Communication" degrees:

Final theses presentation

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Facilities

Sound booth

Students can produce high quality speech recordings for their studies and research using our sound booth.

Phonetics lab

Our phonetics lab has twelve computer workstations (PC) as well as professional material and equipment available for students, instructors, and researchers.

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Chair of Speech Communication

sekr@kw.tu-berlin.de

+49 (0)30 314-25401

Office HBS 9
Building HBS, 4. Stock
Address Hardenbergstr. 16-18
10623 Berlin