Speech Communication

Tips for Finding a Topic

Below you will find possible topics and tasks for final theses.

Finding a Topic

Speech characteristics

Modeling relatively abstract speech characteristics using acoustic parameters


  • Vocal tremor
  • Syllable stress

Speaker characteristics


  • Age, sex/gender
  • Health, e.g.
    • Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis
    • Hoarseness
    • Lisping, stuttering
    • Depression, dementia
  • Linguistic
    • Dialects
    • Accents
  • Sociological factors
  • Emotion-based
    • Emotions, moods
    • Personality
    • Emotional expressiveness
    • Mental states
      • Fatigue
      • Drunkenness
    • Cognitive states
      • Interest
  • Speech context
    • Dialog
    • Irony
  • Speaking situation/style
    • Read out loud vs. spontaneous
    • Shouted, whispered, etc.
  • Impression effect
    • Attractiveness
    • Striking


  • Speaker recognition

Singing characteristics

  • Examining the expression effect of different singing styles


1) Analyze speech characteristics

  • Compare different software/parametrization
  • Perceptive relevance

2) Correlate speech characteristics with speaker characteristics

  • Perceptive relevance
  • Acoustic modeling
  • Machine determinability

3) Relationship with recipient modeling

  • e.g. Influence of personality or age on assessment
  • Influence of data augmentation on listener judgments
  • Self vs. external perception
  • Intercultural factors

    Further information:

    Master's Theses

    Our list of current and completed master's theses at the Chair of Speech Communication might help you find a topic for your own final thesis.

    Proposed Topics

    Here you can find specifically proposed topics for final theses at the Chair of Speech Communication.