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Presentations

I am keen to participate in conferences in the areas of academic and scientific writing, corpus and computational linguistics, applied linguistics, and educational technology. Given the obvious limitations of time, funding and resources, I focus on conferences that are directly related to my current research projects. My forthcoming and completed conference and invited presentations are listed below in reverse chronological order.

Postponed to 2021

  • Blake, J. (2021, December 10-11). Mastery learning approach to content and language integrated learning. Paper to be presented at the International Conference on Diversity and Inclusivity in English Language Education. Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. (Postponed from 2020 due to covid-19)
  • Blake, J. (2021, July 8-9). Pronunciation Scaffolder. Paper accepted to be presented at CALL 2021, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. (Postponed from 2020 due to covid-19)
  • Blake, J. (2021, July 2-4). Incorporating incremental improvement using learner-created digital artefacts. Paper accepted to be presented at the International Conference on Technologies in STEM. Singapore. (Postponed from 2020 due to covid-19)

Forthcoming

  • Blake, J. (2020, August 21-22). Learner-created digital artefacts: Rapid production and incremental improvement. Invited paper to be presented at ETLTC2020-Virtual ACM Chapter International Conference on Educational Technology and Language Studies. University of Aizu, Aizu-wakamatsu, Japan.

Completed

  1. Blake, J. (2020, January 27-31). Responding to scientific writing: The five filters approach. Invited paper presented at the 2nd ACM Chapter International Conference on Educational Technology, Language and Technical Communication. University of Aizu, Aizu-wakamatsu, Japan.
  2. Nicholas, A. and Blake, J. (2020, January 27-31). A Failure Mode and Effects Analysis of Pragmatic Errors in Learner E-mails. Paper presented at the 2nd ACM Chapter International Conference on Educational Technology, Language and Technical Communication. University of Aizu, Aizu-wakamatsu, Japan.

  3. Blake, J. (2019, December 2-6). Argument Analyzer: Visualizing and explaining logical arguments in context. Paper presented at the Workshop on teaching logical thinking and programming language at different levels of instruction. The 27th International Conference on Computers in Education. Kenting, Taiwan.
  4. Nicholas, A. and Blake, J. (2019, December 2-6). Diagnostic Language Assessment: Lessons Learned from Rapid Prototyping. Paper presented at the 27th International Conference on Computers in Education. Kenting, Taiwan.
  5. Blake, J., Bogach, N., Zhuikov, A., Lezhenin, I., Maltcev, M. and Pyshkin, E. (2019, October 21-23). CAPT Tool Audio-Visual Feedback Assessment Across a Variety of Learning Styles. Paper presented at the 2nd Workshop on Information Management in Human-Centric Systems at the 18th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, Shenyang, China.
  6. Nicholas, A. and Blake, J. (2019, September 29). Annotating Pragmatic Errors in a Japanese Learner Corpus of English Emails. Poster presented at the 4th Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World (LCSAW4). Kobe, Japan.
  7. Pyshkin, E., Blake, J., Lamtev, A., Lezhenin, I., Zhuikov, A. and Bogach, N. (2019, September 18-21). Prosody Training Mobile Application: Early Design Assessment and Lessons Learned. Paper presented at 2019 IEEE 10th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications (IDAACS). Metz, France.
  8. Blake, J. (2019, August 29-31). Generic integrity: Visualizing lexicogrammatical features in scientific articles. Poster presented at the British Association of Applied Linguistics Conference 2019 (BAAL 2019). Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England.
  9. Blake, J. (2019, August 29-31). The five-filters approach: Genre-specific automated feedback on errors in scientific writing. Paper presented at the British Association of Applied Linguistics Conference 2019 (BAAL 2019). Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England.
  10. Blake, J. (2019, August 28-31). Annotated scientific text visualizer: Design, development and deployment. Poster presented at EUROCALL 2019. UCLouvain, Belgium.
  11. Blake, J. (2019, June 27-29). Pronunciation Scaffolder: Visualizing pronunciation features. Paper presented at the 17th Asia TEFL International Conference and the 6th FLLT International Conference. Bangkok, Thailand.
  12. Blake, J. (2019, May 31 - June 2). Tense and aspect identifier. Poster presented at JALTCALL 2019: AI and Machine Learning in Language Education. Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
  13. Blake, J. (2019, May 31 - June 2). Intelligent CALL: Using natural language processing to generate examples. Paper presented at JALTCALL 2019: AI and Machine Learning in Language Education. Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
  14. Yasuta, T. and Blake, J. (2019, May 27-28). Developing transferable writing skills through manga. Paper presented at Alternative Approaches to English Language Learning and Teaching. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  15. Blake, J. (2019, April 16-18). Real-world simulation: Software development. Paper presented at the International Conference on Applied Education, Technology and Innovation. Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

  16. Blake, J. and Holden, W. (2018, December 4-5). Engaging and empowering technical writers across disciplines. Paper presented at the second International Conference on English Across the Curriculum. Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Hong Kong, China.
  17. Blake, J. (2018, November 24-26). Teaching critical thinking: A collaborative critique. Lead discussion in Critical Thinking Forum at JALT 2018 Annual Conference. Shizuoka, Japan.
  18. Blake, J. (2018, November 24-26). Critical reading: Integrating argument mapping into the curriculum. Paper presented in Critical Thinking Forum at JALT 2018 Annual Conference. Shizuoka, Japan. [ ppt ]
  19. Blake, J. (2018, November 24-26). Using visualization to develop critical reading. Poster presented at JALT 2018 Annual Conference. Shizuoka, Japan.
  20. Blake, J. (2018, November 23). Visualizing language: Using Regex and JavaScript. Technology in Teaching (TnT) Workshop given at JALT 2018, Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center (Granship) Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan. [ https ]
  21. Blake, J. (2018, November 10). Kaizen approach to teaching: 1%. Paper presented at the 2018 Meisei University International Studies Centre Professional Development Forum, Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan. [ ppt ]
  22. Blake, J. (2018, November 8-9). Speed-marking: A case study. Paper presented at the International Conference on Innovation in Language Learning. Florence, Italy. [ ppt ]
  23. Blake, J., Inoue, J., and Kondo, T. (2018, November 1-3). Grammatical Error Checker for Japanese Learners of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Applications in Information Technology. University of Aizu, Aizu-wakamatsu, Japan.
  24. vietnamflag Blake, J. (2018, October 12-13). Tense identifier: Automatic identification and explanation of time and tense. Paper presented at VietTESOL 2018. Ha Noi University of Industry, Hanoi, Vietnam. [ ppt ]
  25. vietnamflag Blake, J. (2018, October 12-13). Incremental response to writing: The five-filters approach. Poster presented at VietTESOL 2018. Ha Noi University of Industry, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  26. Kondo, T., Inoue, J., and Blake, J. (2018, September 19-21). Pronunciation Scaffolder: Annotation accuracy. Poster presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics. University of Aizu, Aizu-wakamatsu, Japan.
  27. Blake, J. (2018, September 17-19). Inter-annotator agreement: By hook or by crook. Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference 2018. Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan. [ ppt ]
  28. Blake, J. (2018, September 17-19). Corpus-based Error Detector for Computer Scientists. Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference 2018. Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan.
  29. Blake, J. (2018, September 5-8). Encouraging autonomy with technology-enhanced tools. Paper presented at the 2018 Independent Learning Association Conference. Konan Women`s University, Kobe, Japan. [ ppt ]
  30. Kaneko, E., Park, M., Wilson, I., Heo, Y., Roy, D., Yasuta, T., Nicholas, A. and Blake, J. (2018, July 23-25). English Curriculum Innovation for Computer Science Majors in the Japanese EFL Context: From Needs to Tasks. Paper presented at the 2018 IEEE ProComm Annual Conference. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
  31. Blake, J. (2018, July 8-13). Learning through induced errors: A garden-path approach to introductory statistics. Invited paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS-10). Kyoto, Japan.
  32. Blake, J. (2018, July 8-13). Using concept questions to teach statistical terms. Poster presented at the 10th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS-10). Kyoto, Japan.
  33. Blake, J. (2018, June 23-25). Collaborative development of a pronunciation application: Learning (about) English. Paper presented at the fourth biennial TBLT in Asia 2018. Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan.
  34. Kaneko, E., Park, M., Wilson, I., Roy, D., Heo, Y., Yasuta, T., Blake, J. and Nicholas, A. (2018, June 23-25). Task-based English curriculum innovation for computer science majors in Japan. Paper presented at the fourth biennial TBLT in Asia 2018. Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan.
  35. Blake, J. (2018, June 8-10). Scaffolding pronunciation: Reader-friendly text annotation. Paper presented at JALTCALL 2018: New directions in Educational Technology. Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan.
  36. Blake, J. (2018, May 18-20). Applied logic: A mastery learning approach. Paper presented at the 2018 JALT PanSIG Conference. Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo, Japan. [ ppt ]
  37. Blake, J. (2018, April 20-21). Responding to writing using the five-filters approach. Paper presented at the 2018 International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching. National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. [ ppt ]
  38. Holden, W. and Blake, J. (2018, March 23-25). English for research purposes: Read, write and speak. Poster presented at the ESBB 2018 Conference and Symposium on English Academic Writing in a Global World. University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan.
  39. Blake, J. (2018, March 23-25). Genre-specific error detection: Online writing tool. Paper presented at the ESBB 2018 Conference and Symposium on English Academic Writing in a Global World. University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan.
  40. Blake, J. (2018, February 3). Project-based language learning: Technical solution to a pronunciation problem. Paper presented at the ACM Chapter Symposium on Project-Based Language Learning. University of Aizu, Aizu-wakamatsu, Japan.

  41. Inoue, H. and Blake, J. (2017, December 7-9). Script annotator: Design, development and evaluation. Paper presented at the International Conference on ESP, digital technologies and digital learning. Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Hong Kong, China.
  42. Blake, J. (2017, December 7-9). Online writing tool: Corpus-based error detection. Paper presented at the International Conference on ESP, digital technologies and digital learning. Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Hong Kong, China.
  43. vietnamflag Blake, J. (2017, November 24-26). Automated presentation script annotation tool: Development and evaluation. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference of AsiaCALL. Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  44. Blake, J. (2017, October 14). Going global: the pathway from bi-part-lingual to bilingual. Paper presented at Seiryo University Global Symposium on Language Education, Tourism, and Culture in a Globalized Society: Issues and Prospects. Kanazawa Seiryo University, Kanazawa, Japan.
  45. Blake, J. (2017, August 31 - September 2). Scientific research abstracts: Commonalities and differences in similarity. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of British Association of Applied Linguists (BAAL 2017). University of Leeds, England.
  46. Blake, J. (2017, August 31 - September 2). Annotator agreement: Strategic decisions and rhetorical choices. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of British Association of Applied Linguists (BAAL 2017). University of Leeds, England.
  47. Blake, J. (2017, June 22-24). Annotator (dis)agreement. Paper presented at Doing Research in Applied Linguistics 3 / 19th English in South-East Asia Conference 2017. King Mongkut`s University of Technology Thailand, Thonburi, Thailand.
  48. Blake, J. (2017, June 22-24). Error proofing the data flow. Poster presented at Doing Research in Applied Linguistics 3 / 19th English in South-East Asia Conference 2017. King Mongkut`s University of Technology Thailand, Thonburi, Thailand.
  49. Blake, J. (2017, June 15). Patterns in spoken and written English. Invited lecture at Aizu high School, Aizu-wakamatsu, Japan.
  50. Blake, J. (2017, June 1-3). Scientific research abstracts: Commonalities and differences in similarity. Paper presented at Faces of English 2: Teaching and researching academic and professional English, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

  51. Blake, J. (2016, December 10). Pedagogic application of regular expressions: Corpus-based online writing tool. Paper presented at the 2nd BAAL Corpus linguistics SIG Event 2016. Coventry University, England.
  52. Blake, J. (2016, July 15). Writing research abstracts. Seminar presented at J-Beans, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan.
  53. Blake, J. (2016, June 11). Increasing clarity in research writing. Paper presented at the 8th Annual NEAR conference. Niigata Prefectural University, Japan. [ abstract ]
  54. Blake, J. (2016, June 11). Statistics simplified. Poster presented at the 8th Annual NEAR conference. Niigata Prefectural University, Japan. [ abstract ]
  55. Blake, J. (2016, June 4). Developing statistical literacy through textual analysis. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Conference on Global Higher Education. Lakeland College, Tokyo, Japan. [ abstract ]
  56. Blake, J. (2016, June 3-6). Ten hacks for academic writing. Paper presented at JALTCALL 2016 conference: CALL and the BRAIN. Tokyo, Japan. [ abstract | ppt ]
  57. Blake, J. (2016, May 19-22). Scientific research abstracts: Statistical analysis of rhetorical territories and borders. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Conference of English Scholars Beyond Borders. Taichung, Taiwan. [ abstract ]
  58. Blake, J. (2016, March 5). Individualized explanatory feedback handouts in a jiffy. Paper presented at The 8th Symposium on Writing Centers in Asia. Tokyo, Japan. [ abstract ]
  59. Blake, J. (2016, February 8-12). Grammatical resolution of ambiguity in scientific and academic writing. Paper presented at The International Congress on English Grammar. Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, Punjab, India. [ abstract ]

  60. Blake, J. (2015, December 16-18). Visual evaluation framework for specialised corpora. Paper presented at International Conference on Corpus Linguistics and Technology Advancement 2015, The Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong, China. [ abstract ]
  61. Blake, J. (2015, November 21). Invited panelist for the panel "Innovations in teaching" at the Symposium on Innovations in Teaching for the Top Global University, University of Aizu, Japan.
  62. Blake, J. (2015, November 21). Engaging and empowering technical writers. Invited paper presented at the Symposium on Innovations in Teaching for the Top Global University, University of Aizu, Japan.
  63. Blake, J. (2015, October 11). Pedagogic application of regular expressions. Paper presented at ICT and Language Education Conference, Campus Plaza, Kyoto, Japan. [ abstract | ppt ]
  64. Blake, J. (2015, July 20-24). Prescriptive-descriptive disjuncture: Rhetorical organisation of research abstracts in information science. Poster presented at the 8th International Corpus linguistics Conference. Lancaster University, England. [ poster | proceedings ]
  65. Blake, J. (2015, February 14). Incorporating information structure in the EAP curriculum. Poster presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Research in ESP. University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan. [ poster | proceedings ]
  66. Blake, J. (2015, February 5-7). Transition from lecture-based learning to flipped-mastery learning. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference of English Scholars Beyond Borders, Bangkok, Thailand. [ abstract ]
  67. Blake, X. and Blake, J. (2015, January 29-31). Academic literacy: Mentor and mentee perspectives. Poster presented at 35th International Conference of ThaiTESOL, Bangkok, Thailand. [ abstract | poster ]

  68. Holden, W. and Blake, J.(2014, December 15). Common errors in scientific research articles. Seminar presented at J-Beans, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. [ abstract | ppt ]
  69. Blake, J. (2014, September 13). Harnessing keyness: Corpus-based approach to ESP material development. Poster presented at JALT CUE 3rd Annual ESP Symposium, Kanto 2014, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. [ abstract | poster ]
  70. Blake, J. (2014, June 20-21). Contrastive discourse markers in scientific research abstracts. Paper presented at 1st TRI-ELE International Conference on English Language Education, Bangkok, Thailand. [ abstract ]
  71. Blake, J. (2014, June 12-14). Corpus linguistics: Pitfalls and problems. Paper presented at Doing Research in Applied Linguistics 2/Independent Learning Association Conference. King Mongkut`s University of Technology Thailand, Thonburi, Thailand. [ abstract ]
  72. Blake, X. and Blake, J. (2014, June 12-14). Acquiring academic literacy: Symbols, stories and rituals. Poster presented at Doing Research in Applied Linguistics 2/Independent Learning Association Conference. King Mongkut`s University of Technology Thailand, Thonburi, Thailand. [ abstract | poster ]
  73. Blake, J. (2014, March 7-9). Move structure of scientific research abstracts: CARS vs. IMRAD. Paper presented at the Second Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. [ abstract ]
  74. Blake, J. (2014, February 22-23). Overcoming the hidden conversation killers. Paper presented at 10th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. [ abstract ]
  75. Hinchey, D., Blake, J. and Holden, W. (2014, February 1). From paper to pixels: The design and delivery of online language courses. Paper presented at Paperless: Innovation and Technology in Education, 2014. Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba. Japan. [ abstract | ppt ]
  76. Blake, J. (2014, February 1). Responding to extended writing electronically. Poster presented at Paperless: Innovation and Technology in Education, 2014. Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba. Japan. [ abstract | ppt ]

  77. Blake, J. (2013, November 30-December 1). A corpus-based study of scientific research article titles. Paper presented at Oita Text Forum Workshop 5, Oita University, Japan. [ abstract ]
  78. Blake, J.. (2013, October 5-6). Personalised statistical writing analysis. Paper presented at 39th Annual Conference of the Japan Association for English Corpus Studies, 2013. Sendai, Japan. [ abstract | ppt | review ]
  79. Blake, J. and Blake, X. (2013, September 7). Statistics for scientists: incorporating data-driven decision making in the publishing process. Poster presented at Hokuriku ESP Symposium 2013. JAIST, Japan. [ abstract | poster ]
  80. Blake, J. (2013, March 15-16). A multimethod analysis of scientific research abstracts. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching, 2013. Bangkok, Thailand. [ abstract ]
  81. Blake, J. (2013, February 23-24). 51 ways to reduce your out-of-class marking. Paper presented at 9th Annual CamTESOL Conference. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. [ abstract | ppt ]
  82. Blake, J. (2013, January 18-20). There are no crocodiles in this hospital. Poster presented at 10th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, National University of Singapore, Singapore. [ abstract ]

  83. Blake, J.(2012, December 14-15). Gems of English: Scaffolding students through the transferability challenge. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on ESP in Asia. Hong Kong, China. [ photos | abstract ]
  84. Blake, J. (2012, December 7-9). Research abstracts: A diachronic systemic functional analysis. Paper presented at the 2nd GDUFS Forum on Applied Linguistics, Guang Dong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China. [ abstract ]
  85. Blake, J. (2012, November 28-30). Corpus-based online written error detector. Poster presented at the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. [ proceedings ]
  86. Blake, J. (2012, November 15-16). Research abstract templates: The skeletons are out of the virtual cupboard. Paper presented at the 5th ICT for Language Learning Conference. Florence, Italy. [ proceedings ]
  87. Blake, J. (2012, October 27). Gems of English: A tale of triangulated testing. Paper presented at the 16th Japanese Language Testing Association Annual Conference, Senshu University, Tokyo, Japan. [ abstract ]
  88. Blake, J. and Hinchey, D. (2012, October 20-21). Scientific abstracts vs. simplified readers: Investigating the effect on affect. Paper presented at KOTESOL International Conference 2012, Sookmyung Women`s University, Seoul, Korea. [ extended abstract ]
  89. Blake, J. (2012, October 20-21). Harnessing technology to help researchers avoid plagiarism. Paper presented at KOTESOL International Conference 2012, Sookmyung Women`s University, Seoul, Korea. [ extended abstract ]
  90. Blake, J. (2012, October 12-15). Surprise and delight: exceeding student expectations. Paper presented at 2012 Japan Association of Language Teachers National Conference. Hamamatsu, Japan. [ abstract ]
  91. Holden, W. and Blake, J. (2012, September 8). Heuristic needs and means analysis. Poster presented at ESP Symposium Kansai 2012. Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. [ abstract | poster ]
  92. Blake, J. (2012, July 21). One class, one improvement: A case study of systematic incremental improvement. Paper presented at 11th Seminar for English Education, Kansai University of International Studies, Amagasaki, Japan. [ abstract ]
  93. Blake, J. (2012, July 5-7). The murky waters of copying and citing. Paper presented at the Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [ abstract ]
  94. Blake, J. (2012, May 25). Understanding samurai dramas: An investigation into scaffolding students of Japanese through the cultural and linguistic entry barriers. Poster presented at the 4th North East Asian Region Language Education Conference, Niigata, Japan.
  95. Blake, J. (2012, January 25). Value-based teaching. Seminar presented at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Japan.
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