SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit

Prof. Dr. Juliane Klann

Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Neurolinguistics, B.Sc. program.

Phone: +496221882102
About me

About me

Prof. Dr. Juliane Klann has been Professor of Speech Therapy and Neurolinguistics in the training-integrated degree program in Speech Therapy at the SRH University of Health Heidelberg Campus since October 2016.

Prof. Dr. Juliane Klann completed her master's degree at the University of Cologne in the subjects of general linguistics/linguistics, German philology/Germanic studies and patholinguistics. She received her PhD in Linguistics from the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cologne.

From 2000 to 2016, she worked clinically at the Aachen Speech Outpatient Clinic and scientifically in the Department of Neurolinguistics, the Section of Clinical Cognitive Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF Aachen) at the University Hospital of RWTH Aachen University.

She has also worked in and with the Deaf and Sign Language Research Team (DESIRE; now SignGes) at RWTH Aachen University, a cross-cultural application-oriented university sign language research group with deaf and hearing colleagues.

In addition to clinical and research work, Juliane Klann teaches at various European universities as a university lecturer and non-university lecturer. In the summer semester of 2015, she held the substitute professorship of the chair "German Linguistics" (W3) at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn. She continues to teach neurolinguistics there.



  • Clinical diagnosis and therapy (application and research): (1) Performing and teaching various diagnostic procedures (disorders: Aphasia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Specific Language Development Disorder, Limb Apraxia, and others; language level assessments), (2) Development, testing, and evaluation of new testing and therapy procedures (disorder patterns: Aphasia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Specific Language Development Disorder, Limb Apraxia, et al.¸ sign language skills), and (3) behavioral and imaging studies of disorders and therapy effects.
  • Neurolinguistics: (1) language deficits following acquired brain injury and in dementia, (2) intact and impaired language development, and (3) multilingualism (unimpaired and impaired, adults and children)
  • Psycholinguistics: models of language and discourse processing, working memory
  • Theoretical linguistics: (morpho-) syntax, pragmatics, semantics, linguistic iconicity, usage-oriented grammar, functionalism, sign language linguistics
  • Neurofunctional correlates of language and communication: (1) interference and regression patterns in aphasia, (2) multimodality and modality specificity of the neural correlates of spoken, written and signed language and their lateralization (hemisphere dominance), (3) embedding of linguistic cognition in a sensorimotor-based, socio-interactive communication and action network and (4) mirror neuron theory
  • Research methods: behavioral experiments, pre-post test designs for therapy studies and to capture aphasic regression patterns, conversation analysis, linguistic language analysis, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), polysomnographic recordings with electroencephalogram (PSG), event correlated potentials (ECP).

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