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The velopharyngoplasty performed using the popular Sanvenero-Rosselli method improves the speech quality of patients with cleft palate suffering from persistent velopharyngeal insufficiency despite successful closure of the hard and soft palates. However, often a relatively narrow pharyngeal bridge results due to healing not only by granulation and scar… (More)
BACKGROUND Despite successful closure of the hard and soft palate and intensive speech therapy a velopharyngeal insufficiency is not completely avoidable in each case of cleft palate. An improvement by velopharyngoplasty should be possible. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred and ninety patients suffering from cleft palate were examined before and one year… (More)
In this work we probe phylogenetic algorithms for their ability to reconstruct historic language relationships. We present a formal model for the development of languages incorporating vertical (genealogical) and horizontal (language contact) eects. As a distinctive feature, we also added a geographic model to mimic the eects of constrained population… (More)
The ESSLLI course material has been compiled by Anke L ¨ udeling and Ulf Leser. Unless otherwise mentioned, the copyright lies with the individual authors of the material. Anke L ¨ udeling and Ulf Leser declare that they have obtained all necessary permissions for the distribution of this material. ESSLLI 2008 and its organizers take no legal responsibility… (More)
The relationship between orthodontic and logopedic findings was evaluated with statistical contingency analysis. The investigation was focused on selected dentomorphologic parameters and oral function/malfunction of 100 patients between 3 and 7 years of age with unilateral cleft lip and palate. For further classification into contingency tables "normal" and… (More)
in linguistische Fragestellungen.