Ineke Mennen is Professor of Applied English Linguistics at the Institute of English Studies at the University of Graz. Before coming to Graz in February 2015, she held the Chair of Bilingualism and Linguistics in the School of Linguistics and English Language/Centre for Bilingualism at Bangor University (UK). She has also held positions at other universities in the UK, such as the University of Edinburgh, Newcastle University, and Queen Margret University.
Ineke Mennen’s main focus in research has been on intonation. She is particularly interested in understanding along which dimensions intonation (and other prosodic aspects) differs across languages or language varieties, and how such differences are generated in speech production, evaluated in speech perception, acquired in first or second language acquisition, and lost or broken down in conditions of attrition or speech impairment.
Ineke Mennen has received research grants and fellowships from the Economic and Social Research Council (EHRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the British Academy (BA), NHS Highland Endowment Fund, and Ataxia UK. Currently, Prof. Mennen is working on the FWF funded project "When your native language sounds foreign". See HERE for details about current and past grants.
Below is a list of PhD students supervised by Prof. Ineke Mennen:
- Lisa Kornder: The relation between second language acquisition and first language speech attrition in the phonetic domain (University of Graz, completed 2020)
- Amirah Saud A. Alharbi: First language attrition and second language acquisition in the domain of phonetics: The impact of phonetic aptitude and bilingualism (External supervisor, Bangor University, ongoing)
- Sarah Cooper: Intonation in Anglesey Welsh (Bangor University, completed 2015)
- Esther de Leeuw: When your native language sounds foreign: A phonetic investigation into first language attrition (Queen Margaret University, completed 2008)
- Ioulia Grichkovtsova: A cross-linguistic study of affective prosody production by monolingual and bilingual children (Queen Margaret University, completed 2006)
- Olga Gordeeva: Language Interaction in the Bilingual Acquisition of Sound Structure: A longitudinal study of vowel quality, duration and vocal effort in pre-school children speaking Scottish English and Russian (Queen Margaret University, completed 2005)
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