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A case of buccal rhotacism


The very rare speech disorder of rhotacism buccalis is described in detail on the basis of a carefully observed case. The mistake was caused by vibrations of the left cheek when the tongue was incorrectly positioned with noticeable movements in the face. The experimental phonetic investigation of this error was published for the first time. From an aetiological point of view, there seems to be a hereditary burden on the father's side, as is common in speech disorders. It was also a stammering student as a child who was unable to control his original pararhotacism.

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  1. Department for Speech and Voice Disorders Advisory Center for Speech and Voice Disorders of the Main Health Office of the I. University Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic in Vienna, Vienna, Germany

    Gottfried Arnold & Paula Mayer

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Arnold, G., Mayer, P. A case of rhotacismus buccalis. Archive for ear, nose and larynx medicine151, 57-66 (1942). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01672212

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