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Name: Beverley  S Collins
Institution: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
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State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Specialty: Phonetics; Historiography; Dialectology
Subject Language(s): Dutch
Selected Publications: Practical Phonetics and Phonology(2003)London: Routledge (with I.M. Mees). 2nd edn 2008.
Phonetics of English and Dutch (2003, 5th edn)Leiden: Brill (with I.M. Mees).
The Real Professor Higgins: the Life and Career of Daniel Jones (1999) Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter (with I.M. Mees).
Daniel Jones: Selected Works London: Routledge. 8 vols (with I.M. Mees, eds).
Phonetics of English in the Nineteenth Century. London: Routledge. 7 vols. (with I.M. Mees, eds).
Announced on LINGUIST :  Practical Phonetics and Phonology
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 The Phonetics of English and Dutch
 Practical Phonetics and Phonology
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