Dr Ben Rutter, BA, Ph.D

Ben Rutter

Department of Human Communication Sciences
University of Sheffield
362 Mushroom Lane
S10 2TS
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 2413

Email: b.rutter@sheffield.ac.uk


I joined the University of Sheffield in 2010 and am now a Lecturer in Clinical Linguistics. I hold an undergraduate degree in linguistics from the University of York and a Ph.D. in Clinical Linguistics from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. My research focuses on the role of linguistics and phonetics in speech and language therapy and I am particularly interested in the analysis of natural conversation. I teach in a wide range of areas including phonetics, phonology, linguistics and research methods. I am currently Admissions Lead for the Department of Human Communication Sciences.

Research Interests

  • Clinical linguistics and phonetics
  • Dysarthria and the motor speech disorders
  • Interactional phonetics and its role in speech and language therapy
  • The health humanities

Professional Activities

  • Editorial board member: Journal of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics
  • Manuscript Reviewer: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica; International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders; Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics; International Journal of Speech Language Pathology; Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology.
  • Member: Acoustical Society of America; Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics; International Phonetic Association

Selected Publications

  1. Kroll, T. A., Rutter, B., & Oxley, J. D. (2017). Functions of sequential placement: Conversational co-construction of a single nonverbal contribution by an interlocutor with a communication disorder. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, 8(1).
  2. Rutter, B. (2014). The acquisition of newly emerging sociophonetic variation: /str-/ in American English. Journal of Child Language, 41(5).
  3. Rutter, B. (2011). Acoustic analysis of a sound change in progress: /str/ in English. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 41(1).
  4. Rutter, B. (2009). Repair sequences in dysarthric conversational speech: a study in interactional phonetics. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23(12), 887-900.
  5. Ball, M. J., Müller, N. and Rutter, B. (2009). Phonology for Communication Disorders. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.