Dr Ben Rutter

BA, Ph.D

Division of Human Communication Sciences, Health Sciences School

Lecturer in Clinical Linguistics

+44 114 222 2413

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Dr Ben Rutter
Division of Human Communication Sciences, Health Sciences School
362 Mushroom Lane
S10 2TS

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


  • Ball MJ, Müller N & Rutter B (2009) Phonology for Communication Disorders. Psychology Press. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles


  • Rutter B, Ball MJ & Kroll T (2013) Interactional Phonetics: Background and Examples In Ball MJ, Müller N & Nelson RL (Ed.), Handbook of Qualitative Research in Communication Disorders (pp. 311-328). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rutter B & Ball MJ (2010) Psycholinguistic Validity and Phonological Representation In Guendouzi J, Loncke F & Williams MJ (Ed.), The Handbook of Psycholinguistic and Cognitive Processes: Perspectives in Communication Disorders (pp. 313-326). Psychology Press RIS download Bibtex download
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