Effects of cosmetic tongue bifurcation on English fricative production

  title={Effects of cosmetic tongue bifurcation on English fricative production},
  author={Alyson Budd and Murray Schellenberg and Bryan Gick},
  journal={Clinical Linguistics \& Phonetics},
  pages={283 - 292}
ABSTRACT Tongue bifurcation (also called ‘splitting’ or ‘forking’) is an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure in the body modification community that involves splitting the anterior tongue down the centre line. The implications of this procedure for speech have not been systematically studied; a few case studies have been published and suggest that there may be effects, primarily on fricatives. This article presents the first attempt to examine the acoustic implications of tongue bifurcation… 


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