Andrew Butcher

Emeritus Professor Andrew Butcher

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2014
  • Section(s): Linguistics


Emeritus Professor Andrew Butcher is the most senior researcher on the phonetics of Australian Indigenous languages, and highly experienced in the area of communication disorders. He was Foundation Professor of Communication Disorders, School of Medicine, Flinders University from 19932013, and has been a major influence in turning the focus of phonetic research in Australia towards Indigenous languages. He has made original contributions to phonetic theory, and uses his fundamental research as basis for practical applications, to benefit Aborigines, children, and people with medical conditions affecting speech and hearing.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.