Completed PhD theses

PhD theses completed in the field of child language research are listed below:

Zachau, S. (2016). Signs in the brain: Hearing signers’ cross-linguistic semantic integration strategies. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis B 144.

Kanto, L. (2016). Two languages, two modalities. A special type of early bilingual language acquisition in hearing children of deaf parents. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis B 141.

Mäkinen, L. (2014). Narrative language in typically developing children, children with specific language impairment and children with autism spectrum disorder. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis B 124.

Törölä, H. (2013). Vocalisation and feeding skills in extremely preterm infants. An intensive follow-up from birth to first word and first step. Doctoral dissertation. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis B 110.

Suvanto, A. (2012). Lapsi tarinaa rakentamassa. Kielihäiriöisten lasten kerrontataidot ja niiden kuntoutuminen [The child constructing narratives. Narrative skills and their rehabilitation in children with speech and language impairment]. Doctoral dissertation. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis B 106.

Loukusa, S. (2007). The use of context in pragmatic language comprehension in normally developing children and children with Asperger syndrome/High-functioning autism. An application of relevance theory. Doctoral dissertation. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis B 80.

Paavola, L. (2006). Maternal sensitive responsiveness, characteristics and relations to child early communicative and linguistic development. Doctoral dissertation. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis B 73.

Jansson-Verkasalo, E. (2003). Auditory event-related potentials as indices of language impairment in children born preterm and with Asperger syndrome. Doctoral dissertation. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis B 54.

Yliherva, A. (2002). Ennenaikaisina ja pienipainoisina syntyneiden lasten puheen- ja kielenkehityksen taso kahdeksan vuoden iässä. Pohjoissuomalainen syntymäkohortti 1985–1986 [Speech and language abilities of preterm and low birthweight children at 8 years of age in the northern Finland 1-year birth cohort for 1985–1986]. Doctoral dissertation. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis B 44.

Huttunen, K. (2000). Early childhood hearing impairment: speech intelligibility and late outcome. Doctoral dissertation. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis B 35.

Kunnari, S. (2000). Characteristics of early lexical and phonological development in children acquiring Finnish. Doctoral dissertation. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis B 34.

Koivusaari, R. (1998). Kouluikäisten äänihäiriöt: äänioireiden pysyvyys ja yhteydet oppilaiden psykomotoriseen suorituskykyyn [School-aged children's voice disorders: persistence of symptoms and their connections with psychomotor performance]. Doctoral dissertation. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis B 29.