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. (2015). The Handbook of English Pronunciation. Wiley Blackwell.

Levis, J. (Under contract with Cambridge University Press. Planned finishing date: Summer 2017). Intelligibility and the teaching of oral communication: The central role of pronunciation in facilitating understanding.

Levis, J., & Munro, M., Eds. (forthcoming, 2017). Pronunciation: Critical Concepts in Linguistics (4 volumes). Taylor and Francis.

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

Edited Volumes

Levis, J., Ed. (2017). Journal of Second Language Pronunciation. Volume 3, Issue 1 (April, 2017).

Levis, J., Ed. (2016). Journal of Second Language Pronunciation. Volume 2, Issue 2 (October, 2016).

Levis, J., Ed. (2016). Journal of Second Language Pronunciation. Volume 2, Issue 1 (April 2016).

Levis, J., Ed. (2015). Journal of Second Language Pronunciation. Volume 1, Issue 2 (October 2015).

Levis, J., Ed. (2015). Journal of Second Language Pronunciation. Volume 1, Issue 1 (May 2015).

Levis, J., & O’Brien, M. (forthcoming, 2017). Proceedings of the 8th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference. Conference held August 2016, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Levis, J., Le, H., Lucic, I., Simpson, E., & Vo, S. Eds. (2016). Proceedings of the 7th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (34 articles). Conference held October 2015, Texas A & M Commerce, Dallas, Texas.

Levis, J., Mohammed, R., Qian, M., & Zhou, Z., Eds. (2015). Proceedings of the 6th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (28 articles), held September 2014, University of California Santa Barbara.

Levis, J. & McCrocklin, S., Eds. (2014). Proceedings of the 5th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (20 articles), held September 2013,  Iowa State University.

Levis, J. & LeVelle, K., Eds. (2013). Proceedings of the 4th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (26 articles), 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), 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), 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), held September 2009, Iowa State University.

 

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

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

 

Journal articles

Levis, J. (forthcoming, 2017). Evidence-based pronunciation teaching: A pedagogy for the future. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, 3(1), 1-8. [editorial]

Levis, J. (2016). Accent in second language pronunciation research and teaching. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, 2(2), 153-159. [editorial]

Levis, J. (2016). The interaction of research and pedagogy. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, 2(1), 1-7. [editorial]

Levis, J., Link, S., Sonsaat, S., & Barriuso, T. (2016). Native and nonnative teachers of L2 pronunciation: Effects on learner performance. TESOL Quarterly, 1-38 (Early View).

Levis, J. (2016). Research into practice: How research appears in pronunciation teaching materials. Language Teaching, 49(3), 1-15.

Martin, C., Borges, V., & Levis, J. (2016). The design of an instrument to evaluate software for EFL/ESL pronunciation teaching. Ilha do Desterro, 69(1).

Levis, J. (2015). Pronunciation trends across journal and the Journal of Second Language Pronunciation. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, 1(2), 129-134. [editorial]

Levis, J. (2015). The Journal of Second Language Pronunciation: An essential step toward a disciplinary identity. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, 1(1), 1-10. [editorial]

Levis, J. (2015). Learners' views of social issues in pronunciation learning. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 9(1), A42-55. http://journal.aall.org.au/index.php/jall/article/view/367/218

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 researeching pronunciation. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 27, 1-19. 

Venkatagiri, H., & Levis, J. (2007).   Metaphonological knowledge and speech comprehensibility:   An exploratory study. 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. 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.

 

Book chapters

Chun, D., & Levis, J. (forthcoming, 2018). Prosody in L2 teaching: Methodology, effectiveness and measurements. In C. Gussenhoven & A. Chen (Eds.), The Handbook of Prosody. Oxford University Press.

Levis, J., Sonsaat, S., & Link, S. (forthcoming, 2017). Students' beliefs towards native and nonnative pronunciation teachers. In J. Dios (Ed.), Native and non-native teachers in English language teaching. DeGruyter Mouton.

Levis, J., & Sonsaat, S. (forthcoming, 2017). Pronunciation in the CLT era. In O. Kang, R. Thomson & J. Murphy (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of English Pronunciation. Routledge.

Lima, E., & Levis, J. (forthcoming, 2017). Improving the comprehensibility of ITAs through an online pronunciation tutor. In J. Murphy (Ed.), Teaching the pronunciation of ESL: Focus on whole courses. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Levis, J., & McCrocklin, S. (forthcoming, 2017). Effective and reflective teaching of pronunciation. In M. Zeraatpishe, A. Favani & H. R. Kargozari & M. Azarnoosh (Eds.), Issues in applying SLA theories toward creative teaching. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Muller Levis, G., & Levis, J. (2016). Integrating pronunciation into listening/speaking classes. In T. Jones (Ed.) Integrating pronunciation with other language skills (pp. 27-42). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Levis, J., & Sonsaat, S. (2016). Pronunciation materials. In M. Azarnoosh, M. Zeraatpishe, A. Favani & H. R. Kargozari, Issues in materials development (pp. 109-119). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Im, J., & Levis, J. (2015). Judgments of non-standard segmental sounds and international teaching assistants’ spoken proficiency levels. In G. Gorsuch (Ed.), Talking matters: Research on talk and communication of international teaching assistants (pp. 113-142). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Slater, T., Levis, J., & Levis Muller, G. (2015). Spoken parentheticals in instructional discourse in STEM and Non-STEM disciplines: The interaction of the prosodic, ideational, and interpersonal resources in signaling information structure. In G. Gorsuch (Ed.), Talking matters: Research on talk and communication of international teaching assistants (pp. 3-31). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Levis, J. & Alameen, G. (2015). Connected speech. In M. Reed, M. and Levis, J. (Eds.) The handbook of English pronunciation (pp. 159-174). Boston: Wiley Blackwell.

Levis, J. & Wichmann, A. (2015). English intonation: Form and meaning. In Reed, M. and Levis, J. (Eds.) The handbook of English pronunciation (pp. 139-155). Boston: Wiley Blackwell.

Levis, J. & Moyer, A. (2014). Introduction. In Levis, J. & Moyer, A. (Eds.). Social Dynamics in L2 Accent (pp. 1-8). Boston: Degruyter Mouton.

Levis, J. & Moyer, A. (2014). Future directions in the research and teaching of L2 pronunciation. In Levis, J. & Moyer, A. (Eds.). Social Dynamics in L2 Accent (pp. 275-291). Boston: Degruyter Mouton.

Levis, J. & LeVelle, K. (2014). Understanding the impact of social factors on L2 pronunciation: Insights from learners. In Levis, J. & Moyer, A. (Eds.). Social Dynamics in L2 Accent  (pp. 97-118). 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 R. 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 D. Deterding & E. L. Low (eds.)  English in Singapore:  Phonetic research on a Corpus (pp. 86-94).  Singapore:  McGraw Hill Education.

 

Encyclopedia entries

Levis, J., & Zhou, Z. (forthcoming). Accent. Entry in the TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Wiley.

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.

 

Non-refereed Articles and Reviews

Levis, J. (2015). Review of Pronunciation for English as an international language: From research to practice (Ee Ling Low, Routledge). Journal of Asian Englishes. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13488678.2015.1021034

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

Levis, J. (2014) Review of Native speakers and native users: loss and gain (A. Davies, Cambridge University Press). Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2014.973642

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://linguistlist.org/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. 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). TESOL Journal, 9, 38-39.

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

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

Levis, J. (1998).   Simulating office hours in an ITA training class. 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

Muller Levis, G., & Levis, J. (2016). Intonation bridging activities: Meaningful practice for final intonation. In J. Levis, H. Le, I. Lucic, E. Simpson, & S. Vo, Eds. (2015). Proceedings of the 7th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (pp. ). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Muller Levis, G. & Levis, J. (2014). Using introductions to improve initial intelligibility. Proceedings of the 5th  Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (pp. 145-150), Iowa State University, Sept. 2013.

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).  Social factors in pronunciation acquisition. In Proceedings of the 2nd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Iowa State University, Sept. 2010. (pp. 1-10), 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.

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

 

Other

Levis, J., Ed. (2005). Enhancing and Assessing Science Instruction for English Learners:A manual for a two-day workshop for State of Iowa Science Area Education Associates.

Douglas, D., & Levis, J. (2005).  Specific purposes testing of listening skills: Discourse domains and phonological variation. White paper presented at Language testing colloquium hosted by Charles Alderson. Washington, DC.