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694816P Speech acoustics, 2 ECTS cr 
Code 694816P  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Speech acoustics  Abbreviation Speech acoustic 
Scope2 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline1111 Phonetics 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Humanities 

Pentti Körkkö 

ECTS Credits 

2 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 



2nd year, autumn term

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion the student is able to explain the basic concepts of speech acoustics and the acoustic theory of speech production; the student is able to identify and to describe Finnish vowel and consonant sounds and the acoustic properties of prosodic phenomena; the student is also able to use software tools to annotate speech samples.


Basic acoustics of speech and speech production; acoustic features of Finnish vowels and consonants; software tools for acoustic analysis and measurements of speech and voice

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching, online studies

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures and independent studies altogether 54 h.

Target group 

Major and minor students of logopedics

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Completion of the courses Structure of Finnish and Introduction to General Linguistics and Phonetics

Recommended or required reading 

Recommended reading: Suomi, Johdatusta puheen akustiikkaan, pp. 1–170 (or a similar text book on speech acoustics in English)

Assessment methods and criteria 

Written examination, assessment criteria is based on the learning outcomes of the course. The lecturer defines attendance requirements. Read more about assessment criteria on the University of Oulu webpage.



Person responsible 

Lecturer in phonetics


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Puheen akustiikka  Course  Pentti Körkkö  13.01.21 -03.03.21

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