I C P L A

[ the international clinical phonetics and linguistics association ]

ICPLA is an international organisation which aims to stimulate the application of linguistics and phonetics to the study of disordered speech and language. Here you will find information about the history of ICPLA as well as its current organisation. 


ICPLA today


President: Professor Hanne Gram Simonsen, Norway (center)
Vice President: Professor Sharynne McLeod, Australia (right)
Secretary/Treasurer: Assistant Professor Marie Klopfenstein, USA (left)



What is clinical linguistics?


Clinical Linguistics is the application of linguistics, and all its sub-disciplines, to the study of communication disorders. The insights of this application can be used to enchance linguistic theory or to develop approaches to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders.