PUBLICATIONS
JOHN M. LEVIS


 

Books

Levis, J., & Moyer, A. Eds. (2014). Social Dynamics in Second Language Accent. De Gruyter Mouton.  

Reed, J., & Levis, J., Eds. (Forthcoming, 2014).The Handbook of English Pronunciation. Wiley Blackwell.

Levis, J. (Under contract with Cambridge University Press. Planned finishing date: Summer 2015). Intelligibility and the teaching of oral communication: The central role of pronunciation in facilitating understanding. 

Edited Volumes

Levis, J., & Munro, M., Eds. (2013). Phonetics and Phonology section (49 articles). In C. Chapelle, Ed. Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley Blackwell.

Levis, J. & LeVelle, K., Eds. (2013) Proceedings of the 4th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (26 articles), with Kimberly LeVelle (held September 2012, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada).

Levis, J. & LeVelle, K., Eds. (2012) Proceedings of the 3nd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (24 articles), with Kimberly LeVelle (held September 2011, Iowa State University).

Levis, J. & LeVelle, K., Eds. (2011) Proceedings of the 2nd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (16 articles), with Kimberly LeVelle (held September 2010, Iowa State University).

Levis, J. & LeVelle, K., Eds. (2010) Proceedings of the 1st Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (12 articles), with Kimberly LeVelle (held September 2009, Iowa State University).

Levis, J. & LeVelle, K., Eds. (2010) Proceedings of the 7th Technology in Second Language Learning Conference, with Kimberly LeVelle (held September 2009, Iowa State University).

Reconceptualizing Pronunciation in TESOL: Intelligibility, Identity, and World Englishes.  (2005). TESOL Quarterly, 39 (3) Autumn 2005.

Book chapters

Levis, J. & Alameen, G. (forthcoming, 2014). Connected speech. In M. Reed & J. Levis (Eds.) The handbook of English pronunciation. Wiley Blackwell.

Levis, J. & Wichmann, A. (forthcoming, 2014). Intonation. In M. Reed & J. Levis (Eds.) The handbook of English pronunciation. Wiley Blackwell.

Levis, J. & Moyer, A. (2014). Social directions in L2 pronunciation research and teaching. In Levis, J., & Moyer, A. (Eds.). Social Dynamics in Second Language Accent. Boston: Degruyter Mouton.

LeVelle, K., & Levis, J. (2014). Understanding the impact of social factors on L2 pronunciation: Insights from learners. In Levis, J., & Moyer, A. (Eds.). Social Dynamics in Second Language Accent. Boston: Degruyter Mouton.

Levis, J., Levis, G. M., & Slater, T. (2012). Written English into spoken:  A functional discourse analysis of American, Indian and Chinese TA presentations.  In Gorsuch, G. (ed.). Working theories for teaching assistant and international teaching assistant development, (pp. 529-574).  Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Levis, J. (2006). Pronunciation and the assessment of spoken language. In Hughes, R. (ed.)  Spoken English, applied linguistics, and TESOL:  Challenges for theory and practice, pp. 245-270.  Palgrave Macmillan.  (2nd edition, 2008)

Levis, J. (2005).  Comparing apples and oranges?  Pedagogical approaches to intonation in British and American English. In Dziubalska-Kolaczyk, K. and Przedlacka, J. (eds)  English pronunciation models:  A changing scene (pp. 339-366).  Bern:  Peter Lang.

Levis, J. (2005).  Prominence in Singapore and American English:  Evidence from reading aloud.  In Deterding, D. and Low, E. L. (eds.)  English in Singapore:  Phonetic research on a Corpus (pp. 86-94).  Singapore:  McGraw Hill Education.

Encyclopedia entries

Levis, J., & Suvorov, R. (2012). Automatic speech recognition. Entry in the Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. 316-323). Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.

Levis, J., & Munro, M. (2012). Phonetics and phonology: Overview.  Entry in the Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. 4408-4412). Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.

Levis, J. (2012).  Intonation.  Entry in the Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. 5443-5449). Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.

Levis, J. (2005).  Assimilation and dissimilation. Entry for Encyclopedia of Linguistics (pp. 96-98).  Routledge.

Refereed Journal articles

Levis, J. (forthcoming, 2014). Pronunciation research in course-texts:  What is neglected, what is well-represented, and what is over-represented. Language Teaching.

Levis, J. (2013). Using language journals to discover American speech.  American Speech, 88, 235-246.

Olson, J. K., Levis, J. M., Vann, R., & Bruna, K. R. (2009). Enhancing science for ELLs: Science strategies for English language learners that benefit all students. Science and Children, 46(5), 46-48.

Levis, J. (2007).  Computer technology in teaching and researching pronunciation. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 27, 1-19.

Levis, J. (2007).  Metaphonological knowledge and speech comprehensibility:  An exploratory study, with Horabail Venkatagiri. Language Awareness, 16(4), 263-77.

Levis, J. (2005).  Changing contexts and shifting paradigms in pronunciation teaching. TESOL Quarterly, 39, 369-377.

Levis, J., & Pickering, L. (2004).  Teaching intonation in discourse using speech visualization Technology, with Lucy Pickering. System, 32,  505-524.

Levis, J., & Grant, L. (2003).  Integrating pronunciation into ESL/EFL classrooms. TESOL Journal 12(2), 13-19. 

Levis, J., & Levis, G.M. (2003).  A project-based approach to teaching research writing to nonnative writers.  IEEE Transactions in Professional Communication, 46,  210-220.

Levis, J. (2002).  Reconsidering low-rising intonation in American English.  Applied Linguistics, 23(1), 56-82.
Levis, J. (2001).  Teaching focus for conversational use. ELT Journal, 55, 47-54.

Levis, J. (1999).  Future directions for pronunciation teaching: Intelligibility, content, and oral communication.  PASAA, 29, 67-77.

Levis, J. (1999).  Predicting focus for use in conversation.  IATEFL 1999 Conference Selections, 135-136.

Levis, J. (1999).  The intonation and meaning of normal yes/no questions. World Englishes,18, 373-380.

Levis, J. (1999).  Intonation in theory and practice, revisited. TESOL Quarterly, 33, 37-63.

Levis, J. (1999).  Creating standard sheets for writing assignments. TESOL Journal (8) 4:  37-38.

Levis, J. (1994).  Attitude as a description of intonational meaning. Issues and Developments in Applied Linguistics (IDEAL), 7, 91-106.

Levis, J. (1994).  Should TAs teach other graduate students?  (1994). In Proceedings of the Fourth National Conference on the Training and Employment of Graduate Teaching Assistants.

Non-Refereed Journal Articles and Reviews

Levis, J. (2014). New and given information in English: Conflicting pedagogical models. Speak Out, 50, 32-36. IATEFL.

Levis, J. (2012).  The room of requirement for language teacher education.  Speak Out, 46, 4-8.  IATEFL.

Levis, J. (2009).  Review of Age and the rate of foreign language learning, (Carmen Munoz, ed., 2006 Multilingual Matters).   Canadian Modern Language Review, 65(3).

Levis, J. (2007).  Review of American voices:  How dialects differ from coast to coast (Walt Wolfram and Ben Ward, eds., 2006, Blackwell).  Linguist List, http://cf.linguistlist.org/cfdocs/new-website/LL-WorkingDirs/pubs/reviews/get-review.cfm?SubID=67378

Levis, J. (2005).  Review of Studying speaking to inform second language learning (Diane Boxer and Andrew Cohen, eds., 2004, Multilingual Matters).  Linguist List, http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-2428.html

Levis, J. (2004).  Review of The music of everyday speech (Ann Wennerstrom, 2001, Oxford University Press), Intonation in text and discourse (Anne Wichmann, 2000, Longman), and Discourse intonation in L2: From theory and research to practice (Dorothy Chun, 2002, John Benjamins).  TESOL Quarterly, 38, 353-357.

Levis, J., & Gilbert, J. (2001).  Review of The phonology of English as an international language (Jennifer Jenkins, 2000, Oxford University Press).  TESOL Quarterly, 35, 505-506.

Levis, J. (2001).  Review of The phonology of English as an international language (Jennifer Jenkins, 2000, Oxford University Press). 2001. In As We Speak, the newsletter of the TESOL Speech/Pronunciation Interest Section, 4, 7.

Levis, J. (2000).  Review of English with an accent:  Language, ideology, and discrimination in the United States (Rosina Lippi-Green, Routledge, 1997).   SPEAK OUT!  26,  94-98.

Levis, J. (2000).  Review of Pronunciation Plus (M. Hewings & S. Goldstein, 1998, Cambridge University Press).  (2000).  TESOL Journal, 9, 38-39.

Levis, J. (2005).  Training teachers to use written English as a pronunciation resource.  (1999).  Speak Out!  24, 16-24.

Levis, J. (2005).  Variations in Pronunciation and ESL Teacher Training.  (1999). TESOL Matters, 9, 16.

Levis, J. (2005).  Simulating office hours in an ITA training class.  (1998). International Teaching Assistants Interest Section Newsletter.  (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Levis, J. (1997). Grammar and intonation: An alternative approach. Speak Out!  21, 26-29.

Levis, J. (1990). Review of Teaching English Pronunciation (J. Kenworthy, Longman, 1987) and TESL Talk:  The Teaching of Pronunciation (Ministry of Citizenship, Ontario, Canada, 1987).  IDEAL, 5, 101-106.

 

Proceedings

Levis, J., & Barriuso, T. (2012). Segmental errors in conversational and read speech:  A comparison of ESL learners from four language backgrounds.  Proceedings of the 3rd  Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (pp. 187-194), Iowa State University, Sept. 2011.

Levis, G.M., & Levis, J. (2012). Learning to produce contrastive focus: A study of advanced learners of English. Proceedings of the 3rd  Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (pp. 124-133), Iowa State University, Sept. 2011.

Levis, J. (2011). Assessing speech intelligibility: Experts listen to two students. In Proceedings of the 2nd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Iowa State University, Sept. 2010. (pp. 56-69), Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Levis, J. & LeVelle, K. (2011).  Learning to talk about language in an online linguistics course.  Proceedings of the 8th Technology in Second Language Learning Conference (pp. 1-17).

Levis, J. & LeVelle, K.  (2010).  Rebuilding a professional space for pronunciation, In Proceedings of the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Iowa State University, Sept. 2009. (pp. 1-9), Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Levis, G. M. & Levis, J.  (2010). Authentic speech and teaching sentence focus In J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Iowa State University, Sept. 2009. (pp. 135-144), Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Levis, J., & Cortes, V. (2008). Minimal pairs in spoken corpora: Implications for pronunciation assessment and teaching. In C.A. Chapelle, Y.-R. Chung, &J. Xu (Eds.) Towards adaptive CALL: Natural language processing for diagnostic language assessment (pp. 197-208). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Commissioned Paper

 (Editor) Enhancing and Assessing Science Instruction for English Learners, a manual for a two-day workshop for State of Iowa Science Area Education Associates, August 2005.

 

Under Review

Pronunciation for a Purpose.  ESL Pronunciation textbook co-authored with Greta Muller Levis. Under consideration.