chapter  28
Quantitative Aspects of Glossectomy Speech Production
WithTim Bressmann, Tara Whitehill, Robert Sader, Nabil Samman, Phil Hoole
Pages 12

Intelligible speech following the partial or total loss of the tongue has historically been perceived as a divine miracle and has inspired theological debate (Twisleton, 1873). Today, although glossectomy speech is no longer seen as a heavenly wonder, the functional consequences of ablative tongue surgery are still a mystery.