The Child Language Research Center (CLRC) at the University of Oulu brings together numerous successful child language researchers and research groups in the fields of logopedics, linguistics, various branches of medicine, neuroscience, psychology, education and phonetics.

About us

The research in the Center focuses on the following themes: typical language acquisition and interaction, risk factors and disorders of speech and language development, neural bases of language learning, cochlear implants and hearing impairments, pragmatic development and its disorders, and intervention studies.  The Center has extensive co-operation with universities and research groups around the world. You can follow us also in Twitter


CLRC provides modern research infrastructure and highly skilled staff for researchers. The research in the Center is internationally oriented with a wide variety of research areas. The high quality of the research has been proven in a comprehensive Research Assessment Exercise in 2013: CLRC scored 5.5/6 (outstanding) in the evaluation.


Upcoming PhD thesis defence by Lea Partanen 7nd May 2021


MA, speech and language therapist Lea Partanen will defend her PhD thesis on 7nd of May 2021 (at 12 o’clock). Since the premises of the University of Oulu are closed, the defend will be carried out using remote connection. Zoom link: