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Language and Medicine

Speaking waves

L&M – Language & Medicine Zurich

Lead:  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Beteiligt: Faculty of Law,  Faculty of Medicine
Founded: 2021

Steering Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Nathalie Giroud, Department of Computational Linguistics (Co-Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Kabatek, Institute of Romance Studies (Co-Chair)
  • Yvonne Ilg, Department of German and Scandinavian Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Birgit Kleim, Department of Psychology
  • Prof. Dr. Tobias Kleinjung, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Dr. Gerold Schneider, Department of Computational Linguistics
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Wegener, Department of Neurology

Language and Medicine: Joining Forces to Improve Health

Speaking, hearing and understanding are crucial elements of healthy living. At the same time, they are essentially involved in any form of medical treatment and are decisive for its success. Language&Medicine exploits this intersection of linguistics and medicine: It brings together interdisciplinary researchers and clinicians to learn from each other and collaborate on topics such as voice, speech and language plasticity, linguistic markers of pathology and challenges of health communication with a view to improving individual and public health.


Language & Medicine Zurich (L&M)
Romanisches Seminar
Zürichbergstrasse 8
CH-8032 Zurich
Coordination Office
Arne Hansen

Contact (E-mail)