immsc

Department of Management, Society and Communication

Inger
Mees
Associate professor
,
PHD


Room: DH.V.2.59
Tel:
+4538153167
E-mail: im.msc@cbs.dk
Presentation

Inger Margrethe Mees read English language and literature at the University of Leiden, where she obtained her master’s degree (cum laude) in 1977. In 1974-75, she spent a year at Edinburgh University attending courses on phonetics. In 1983, she was awarded a doctorate from Leiden for a longitudinal socio-phonetic study of the pronunciation of schoolchildren in Cardiff. From 1977-84 she was lecturer at Leiden University. In 1985 she was appointed Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School, specialising in the teaching of phonetics and pronunciation training. From 1999-2000 she held the Giese Lectureship at the University of Copenhagen. She has written on contrastive phonetics and pronunciation training for Danish and Dutch students and has also published in the fields of sociolinguistics, historiography of phonetics, English-medium instruction, and translation processes.
 

Primary research areas
  • Contrastive phonetics (Dutch, Danish, English)
  • Socio-phonetics (especially language variation and change)
  • Historiography of phonetics
  • Translation processes
  • English as a medium of instruction in higher education
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Other teaching activities

UCL Summer Course in English Phonetics

Selected publications

Collins, Beverley, Mees, Inger M., & Carley, Paul (2019) Practical English Phonetics and Phonology. Abingdon & New York: Routledge. 4th revised edn.  With accompanying website with keys to activities and recordings.

Carley, Paul, Mees, Inger M., & Collins, Beverley (2018) English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice. Abingdon & New York: Routledge. With companion website containing phonetic transcriptions and recordings of all the practice material (30 hours).

Mees, Inger M., Dragsted, Barbara, Gorm Hansen, Inge, & Jakobsen, Arnt Lykke (2015). Sound effects in translation. In M. Ehrensberger-Dow, S. Göpferich, & S. O’Brien (eds), Interdisciplinarity in Translation and Interpreting Process Research (pp. 141-155). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Benjamins Current Topics, No. 72, DOI: 10.1075/bct.72.

Collins, Beverley, Carley, Paul, & Mees, Inger M. (2014) Daniel Jones. Oxford Bibliographies: Linguistics. Ed. / Mark Aronoff. New York: Oxford University Press.

Collins, B., Mees, Inger M., & Carley, P. (eds) (2013) English Phonetics: Twentieth Century Developments, London: Routledge. 6 vols. with introductions: vol. I: J. A. Afzelius’s pronouncing dictionary; vol. II: Arthur Lloyd James: Broadcasting and spoken English; vol. III: Arthur Lloyd James: Broadcast English; vol IV: English phonetics; vol V: Landmarks in the study of English intonation; vol. VI: Phonetics of English as a foreign language.

Collins, B. & Inger M. Mees (2008) Pronouncing dictionaries – 2 Mid-19th century to the present day. In A. Cowie (ed.). Oxford History of Lexicography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 176-218.

Collins, B. and I.M. Mees (eds) (2006) Phonetics of English in the Nineteenth Century, London: Routledge. Collection of seven volumes, each with a critical introduction. I: Selected Writings; II: Isaac Pitman; III: Alexander John Ellis; IV: Alexander Melville Bell & Alexander Graham Bell; V. Henry Sweet; VI. Laura Soames; VII. Walter Ripman.

Collins, B. and I.M. Mees (eds) (2003) Daniel Jones: Selected Works, London: Routledge. Collection of eight volumes, each with a critical introduction: I. Phonetics of English; II. Phonetic Dictionary of the English Language; III. English Pronouncing Dictionary; IV. European Languages 1: Romance Languages; V. European Languages 2: Russian; VI. Non-European Languages; VII. Selected Papers; VIII. Unpublished Writings and Correspondence.

Collins, B. & Inger M. Mees (1999) The Real Professor Higgins: the Life and Career of Daniel Jones. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 597 pp.

Publications List
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2019
Beverley Collins; Inger Mees; Paul Carley / Practical English Phonetics and Phonology : A Resource Book for Students.
4.ed.Abingdon : Routledge 2019, 318 p. (Routledge English Language Introductions)
Book > peer review
2018
Paul Carley; Inger Mees; Beverley Collins / English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice
Abingdon : Routledge 2018, 308 p.
Book > peer review
Beverley Collins; S.P. den Hollander; Inger Mees; Jill Rodd / Sounding Better : A Practical Guide to English Pronunciation for Speakers of Dutch.
3ed.Holten : Walvaboek 2018, 144 p.
Book
2017
Jack Windsor Lewis; Inger Mees / A Brief Historical Overview of Pronunciations of English in Dictionaries
In: Linguistica, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2017, p. 343-356
Journal article > peer review
Inger Mees; Christina Høøck Osorno; Paul Carley / Age-grading and Stability in Cardiff : A Real-time Study Spanning 34 Years.
In: English Phonetics. Journal of EPSJ, Vol. 21, 2017, p. 87-107
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Inger Mees; Christina Høøck Osorno / The Complexity of the BATH Words in Cardiff English
In: Linguistica, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2017, p. 229-245
Journal article > peer review
2016
Louise Denver; Christian Jensen; Inger Mees; Charlotte Werther / Good Enough to Teach? : A Study of EMI Lecturers’ Language Skills and Metadiscourse.
In: Moderna språk, Vol. 110, No. 2, 2016, p. 46-72
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2015
Inger Mees; Christina Høøck Osorno / Cardiff English : A Real Time Study of Stability and Change between Childhood and Mid-Adulthood.
In: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2015, p. 53-77
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Inger Mees; Beverley Collins / Sound American : A Practical Guide to American English Pronunciation for Speakers of Danish.
2ed.København : Djøf Forlag 2015, 212 p.
Book > peer review
Inger M. Mees; Barbara Dragsted; Inge Gorm Hansen; Arnt Lykke Jakobsen / Sound Effects in Translation
In: Interdisciplinarity in Translation and Interpreting Process Research. ed. /Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow; Susanne Göpferich; Sharon O'Brien. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015, p. 141-155 (Benjamins Current Topics, No. 72)
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