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Speech production following partial glossectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3398476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Changes in the dimensions and patterns of articulation used by three speakers to compensate for different amounts of tongue tissue excised during partial glossectomy were investigated. Place of articulation was shifted to parts of the vocal tract congruent with the speakers' surgically altered lingual morphology. Certain metrical properties of the articulatory gestures, such as width of the sibilant groove, were maintained. Intelligibility data indicated that perceptually acceptable substitute sounds could be produced by such transposed gestures.
S G Fletcher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of speech and hearing disorders     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0022-4677     ISO Abbreviation:  J Speech Hear Disord     Publication Date:  1988 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-07     Completed Date:  1988-09-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376335     Medline TA:  J Speech Hear Disord     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Alabama, Birmingham.
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MeSH Terms
Articulation Disorders / etiology,  therapy*
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery
Electrodiagnosis / methods
Glossectomy / adverse effects,  rehabilitation*
Middle Aged
Palate / physiopathology
Speech Acoustics
Speech Intelligibility*
Speech Therapy / methods*
Tongue / physiopathology
Tongue Neoplasms / surgery

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