The Chair of Speech Communication has published its courses for winter semester 2023/24.
You can sign up here for the mailing list by the Student Course Guidance of the Faculty I for students.
A new volume was released in the series "Mündliche Kommunikation" (editor: Prof. Walter Sendlmeier) by Denise Brigitte Ebert on the topic of rhetoric.
You can now download the presentation about writing a final thesis in Language and Communication, given by Petra Jordan, head of the Faculty I examination board, on 20 April 2022.
Kerstin Trillhaase has successfully completed her doctoral studies and published her dissertation on how the central Austro-Bavarian and Upper Saxonian dialects impact perception of the personality traits conscientiousness and agreeableness in the “Mündliche Kommunikation” series.
Several of the presentations from the summer semester 2021 colloquium were recorded and have been uploaded to a YouTube playlist. Enjoy!
We have created a Slack channel for the Chair of Speech Communication. You are invited to join, ask questions, and share your ideas.
Our doctoral student, Anabell Hacker, has been awarded a prize for the best student paper at the 32nd ESSV.
The Chair of Speech Communication has moved to Hardenbergstraße.
Dr. Markus Brückl in an interview with the radio station Deutschlandfunk Nova about the ageing process of human speaking and singing voice and lifestyle influences on it. [German interview]
Prof. Dr. Walter Sendlmeier contributed to the "Stuttgarter Musikfest" with a talk about "Speech expression of personality and emotion". The talk will take place on June 28th, 2023.
Prof. Dr. Sendlmeier explains at welt-der-frauen.at what our voice tells about us: Ranging from illness to personality and emancipation - people reveal a lot with their voice and way of speaking.
Dr. Markus Brückl talks about lower female voices, their effects and reasons for them. The article in "Science Notes" magazine revolves around the new tendency in women to speak with a lower pitch.
The interview provides insight into the findings of speech effects research in recent years. It contains information on how humans convey emotion, personality and age in their voices.
An interview with Professor Sendlmeier has been published in the “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger” of 13 April 2022 on the topic of speech effect and what voices can reveal about personality, agreeableness, attractiveness, and mood.
Professor Sendlmeier’s lecture on the human voice given at the hr2 event “Labyrinth des Hörens” is now available online. The German lecture begins around minute 35:20.
The MRD feature takes a closer look at the enigma of the human voice. In interviews with experts, including Professor Sendlmeier, it explores the effect and interplay between our unique voices.
Interview with Professor Sendlmeier in the Spiegel-Ratgeber "Ich kenne mich" on what our voice and speech reveal about us
Dr. Kerstin Trillhaase, a graduate of the Chair of Speech Communication, reports on her research findings regarding how a speaker’s dialect impacts how we perceive them.
Professor Sendlmeier has published an article in “Spektrum der Wissenschaft” about what we can understand about people and their emotions on the basis of their voice and speech.
Article in MDR Wissen about how a speaker’s dialect impacts how we perceive them, based on Dr. Kerstin Trillhaase’s dissertation at our academic chair
Bayern2 radio feature with Dr. Markus Brückl on how personality, age, and gender are expressed in voice and speech
Professor Sendlmeier has written a piece for the medical journal “Orthomol Impuls” on speech intelligibility when wearing a mask as well as speech effect.
Professor Sendlmeier on the importance of voice in times of the coronavirus, available in Süddeutsche Zeitung online
Radio Eins interview with Dr. Brückl on female voices on the occasion of International Women’s Day
Interview with Professor Sendlmeier in “Spiegel Wissen” about how voice and speech offer insight into human nature
Article on speech and emotion in “Apothekenumschau” magazine
Interview with Professor Sendlmeier on hr4 about speech effect
Review by Rieke Arden, published in ZfAL, Volume 70, Issue 1
Article in the the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” comparing phone calls with text messages
Radio interview with Professor Sendlmeier about speech effect
Quiz about speech effect with Professor Sendlmeier on zeit.de
Article by Professor Sendlmeier in the FAZ about the voice of the federal chancellor
Interview with Professor Sendlmeier on MDR about Merkel and Schulz and what their voices reveal about them
Review by Dr. Birgit Jackel, published in “Praxis Sprache”, Issue 03/17
Interview with Professor Sendlmeier on Precire’s new software Psyware and how it recognizes personality
Article in the “Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung” about what our voice reveals about our mood
Interview with Professor Sendlmeier on voice and speech effect research, 23 July 2015
BR2 RadioWissen: "Die Macht der Stimme - Was Sprecher charismatisch macht" podcast; podcast on the power of voice and what makes speakers charismatic
TV feature in WDR-Wissenschaftsmagazine “Quarks & Co”
Claudia Wüstenhagen speaks with Professor Sendlmeier about what our voice reveals about us, “Zeit Wissen”, Issue 05/2014
Article on the psychological effect of voice and speech by Professor Sendlmeier, Editor: O. Bulgakova
SWR2 radio feature "Engelszungen und Erpresserstimmen"
SWR2 radio feature on the five most important personality traits in humans
By Jochen Paulus
Radio feature on Deutschlandfunk, 17 July 2008