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Tongue Muscle Anatomy: Architecture and Function

"The behavior of tongue muscles has been of interest since tongue dissections identified the complexity of tongue muscle architecture in the 1930s. The activation of tongue muscles and its effect on tongue surface shape has been of interest since lateral X-rays made it feasible to see a 2D tongue surface in the 1950s. ..." – By Maureen Stone

Topicalization in the Romance Languages

"Topicalization refers to the syntactic mechanisms and constructions available in a language to mark an expression as the topic of the sentence. Together with focus, topic constitutes a principal notion of information structure, which may affect the grammatical properties of a sentence at different levels: semantic, syntactic, and prosodic. ..." – By Silvio Cruschina

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