ISCA Archive ICSLP 1998
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1998

Acoustic analysis of /l/ in glossectomees

Julie Lunn, Alan A. Wrench, Janet Mackenzie Beck

The production of /l/ is examined for pre- and post-operative patients who have undergone surgery in three distinct areas (anterior, posterior or lateral tongue) followed by radiotherapy and reconstruction. Results show F1 and F2 to be raised after surgery in all cases. Normalised measures of tongue height (F1-F0) and extension (F2-F1) revealed no significant change after surgery to the side of the tongue but in the other two categories, results indicated a change normally associated with both raising and fronting of the tongue. The paper compares these results with findings from other studies and considers possible mechanisms for the observed changes.

doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1998-848

Cite as: Lunn, J., Wrench, A.A., Beck, J.M. (1998) Acoustic analysis of /l/ in glossectomees. Proc. 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1998), paper 1118, doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1998-848

  author={Julie Lunn and Alan A. Wrench and Janet Mackenzie Beck},
  title={{Acoustic analysis of /l/ in glossectomees}},
  booktitle={Proc. 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1998)},
  pages={paper 1118},