Thursday, 12 June 2014

Beverley Collins

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of Dr. Beverley Simeon Collins. I was shell-shocked when I heard of his sudden death and still am.
I first met Bev in 2010 at SCEP - the Summer Course in English Phonetics at UCL. I had the honour of giving some minor pieces of advice on the third edition of his Practical Phonetics and Phonology, which came out in 2013. We planned a workshop in 2014 for German teachers of English as a foreign language, which couldn't take place however, and so we postponed it to the coming year.

A friend and colleague is gone forever. His loss creates a huge void in the area of phonetics.

See also Jack Windsor Lewis's personal remarks on Bev's life and death, which are to be found here.


  1. My sympathies, Petr. It hurts all the more nowadays, when it's so often some you met or corresponded with, or worked with, or counted a colleague. It comes closer and closer.

  2. His CV is here: