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Publications

This page lists my publications in reverse chronological order. Although my current focus is on writing research articles for journals and conference proceedings, I also try to write practical teaching articles to help frontline teachers design, develop and deliver more effective language classes. I have written and co-written many core texts for university courses for undergraduates and postgraduates in Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan, which are not listed here. In days gone by, when money was more important than my time, I worked as an academic ghostwriter in the fields of business and management.

Coming soon

  1. Blake, J. (seeking venue). The quest for a research-based teaching philosophy.
  2. Blake, J. (seeking venue). Solution to screen-memory interference.
  3. Blake, J. (seeking venue). The five-filters approach: Genre-specific automated feedback on errors in scientific writing.
  4. Blake, J. (under development). Digital artefacts: A practical approach to learner-centered online learning. [ Practical article ]
  5. Blake, J. (under development). Write clearly: A practical guide to increasing clarity and avoiding ambiguity. [ Practical article ]
  6. Blake, J. (under development). Expert systems: Using computational thinking to analyze grammatical structures.
  7. Blake, J. (under development). Time and Tense Corpus: Automatic annotation of grammatical tenses and temporal deixis.

Under revision - first, second or umpteenth

  1. A. N. Other and Blake, J. (under revision). Developing transferable writing skills through manga. [ Journal article ]
  2. Blake, J. (under revision). Developing autonomous writers online. [ Journal article ]
  3. A. N. Other, Blake, J. and A. N. Other (under revision). Identifying and addressing pragmatic failure in a learner corpus of request-based emails. [jacet]
  4. Blake, J. (under revision). Repository of lexical lists for researchers and teachers of English. [cilc]
  5. Blake, J. (under revision). First principles approach to teaching critical digital literacy. [aeti] [ Book chapter ]
  6. Blake, J. (under revision). Visualizing rhetorical moves in a corpus of scientific research abstracts. [icame]
  7. Blake, J. (under revision). Gems of English: A case study of an ESP course for beginners. [ Journal article ]
  8. Blake, J. (under revision). Showing and/or telling: Objective and impressionistic description in creative and academic writing. [ Journal article ]
  9. A. N. Other, Blake, J., A. N. Other and A. N. Other (under revision). Investigating pragmatic failure in L2 English email writing among Japanese university EFL learners: A learner corpus approach. [ Journal article ]
  10. Blake, J. (under revision). Learner-created digital artefacts: Rapid production and incremental improvement.
  11. Blake, J. (under revision). Twelve hacks for academic, scientific and research writing. [ Book chapter ]
  12. Blake, J. (under revision). Responding to scientific writing: The five filters approach.
  13. Blake, J. (under revision). Socratic seminars: Developing critical thinkers. [ Book chapter ]
  14. Blake, J. (under revision). Pronunciation Scaffolder: Development and Evaluation. [ Journal article ]
  15. A. N. Other and Blake, J. (under revision). Research writing: Participants, processes and circumstances.

Under review - first, second or umpteenth

  1. Blake, J. (under review). Improving an online course: Systematic incremental innovation. [hkaect]
  2. Blake, J. (under review). Syntactic and functional analysis of research article titles in information science. [cl]
  3. Blake, J. (under review). Intelligent CALL: Individualizing learning using natural language generation. [ Book chapter ]
  4. A. N. Other and Blake, J. (under review). Development and implementation of an English for research purposes program for Japanese and international graduate students of science, technology and engineering. [ Book chapter ]

To appear

  1. Blake, J. (2021). Developing critical readers. Special Issue on Creativity and Critical Thinking in Practice, Journal of Communication and Education. [ Journal article ]
  2. Vu, D. T. and Blake, J. (2021). Design and development of a question generator for learners of English. Proceedings of the 2nd ETLTC International Conference on Educational Technology, Language and Technical Communication.
  3. Blake, J. (2021). Asynchronous peer teaching using student-created multimodal materials. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 11(?).?-?. [ Journal article ]
  4. Blake, J. and Holden, W. (2021). Empowering and engaging scientific writers across disciplines. In B. Morrison, J. Chen, L. Lin and A. Urmston (Eds.), English Across the Curriculum: Voices from Around the World, (Chapter 4). WAC Clearinghouse / University Press of Colorado. [ Book chapter ]

Published

  1. Blake, J. (2021). Transition from textbook to digital delivery. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2021). Atlantic Press. [ doi ]
  2. Blake, J. (2021). Scientific research articles: Twenty-two language errors to avoid. In G. Kurubacak-Meric and S. Sisman-Ugur (Eds.), Improving Scientific Communication for Lifelong Learners. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [ book ]
  3. Bogach, N., Boitsova, E., Chernonog, S., Lamtev, A., Lesnichaya, M., Lezhenin, I, Novopashenny, A., Svechnikov, R., Tsikach, D., Vasiliev, K., Pyshkin, E. and Blake, J. (2021). Speech Processing for Language Learning: A Practical Approach to Computer-Assisted Pronunciation Teaching. Electronics 10(3), 235. [ doi | pdf ]
  4. Blake, J. (2021). Transition from textbook to digital delivery. Abstracts of the 17th Asia Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning International Conference and VLTESOL. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 12(1), 43. [ abstract ]

  5. Blake, J. (2020). Generic integrity: Visualizing lexicogrammatical features in scientific articles. Selected online proceedings of the British Association of Applied Linguists Annual Conference 2019. [ pdf ]
  6. Blake, J. (2020). Applied logic: A mastery learning approach delivered fully online. In So, H. J., Rodrigo, M.M., Mason, J. and Mitrovic, A. (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education 2020 (Volume II), (pp. 261-268). Taiwan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education. [ pdf ]
  7. Blake, J. (2020). Automatic identification of tense and grammatical meaning in context. In So, H. J., Rodrigo, M.M., Mason, J. and Mitrovic, A. (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education 2020 (Volume II), (pp. 739-742). Taiwan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education. [ pdf ]
  8. Blake, J. (2020). English Verb Analyzer: Identifying tense, voice, aspect, sense and grammatical meaning in context for pedagogic purposes. Extended abstract in 8th Swedish Language Technology Conference 2020 program. [ open access ]
  9. Blake, J. (2020). Development of online tense and aspect identifier for English. In K.-M. Frederiksen, S.Larsen, L.Bradley, and S. Thouësny (Eds.), CALL for widening participation: Short papers from EuroCALL 2020, (pp. 1-6). [ doi ]
  10. Pyshkin, E.V. and Blake, J. (2020). A metaphoric bridge: Understanding software engineering through literature and fine arts. Society, Communication, Education, 11(3), 59-77. [ open access ]
  11. Blake, J. (2020). Real-world simulation: Software development. In C. Ma and W.W.K. Ma (Eds.), Applied Degree Education and the Future of Work – Education 4.0, (pp.303-317). Lecture Notes in Educational Technology. Springer Nature. [ book ]
  12. Blake, J. (2020). Genre-specific error detection with multimodal feedback. RELC Journal, 51(1), 179-187. [ doi ]
  13. Blake, J. (2020). Intelligent CALL: Using pattern matching to learn English. In Mariusz Kruk and Mark Peterson (Eds.) New Technological Applications for Foreign and Second Language Learning and Teaching, (pp.1-23). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [ book ]
  14. Purgina, M., Mozgovoy, M. and Blake, J. (2020). WordBricks: Mobile Technology and Visual Grammar Formalism for Gamification of Natural Language Grammar Acquisition. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 58(1), 126-159. [ doi | pdf ]
  15. Nicholas, A. and Blake, J. (2020). A failure mode and effects analysis of pragmatic errors in learner e-mails. In D. Roy (Ed.), SHS Web Conf, Volume 77. Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Chapter International Conference on Educational Technology, Language and Technical Communication (pp.1-6). [ doi ]
  16. Nicholas, A. and Blake, J. (2020). Annotating pragmatic errors in a Japanese learner corpus of English emails. In S. Ishikawa (Ed.), Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World. Volume 4 (Papers from LCSAW2019) (pp. 94-109). Kobe, Japan: Kobe University. [ http ]
  17. Roy, D. and Blake, J. (Eds.) (2020). PanSIG Journal 2019. Tokyo: JALT. [ pdf ]

  18. Blake, J. (2019). Argument Analyzer: Visualizing and explaining logical arguments in context. In Chang, M. et al. (Eds.) Proceedings Volume II of 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, (pp. 308 - 313). Taiwan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education. [ pdf ]
  19. Nicholas, A. and Blake, J. (2019). Diagnostic Language Assessment: Lessons Learned from Rapid Prototyping. In Chang, M. et al. (Eds.) Proceedings Volume I of 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, (pp. 679 - 684). Taiwan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education. [ pdf ]
  20. Blake, J. (2019). Annotated scientific text visualizer: Design, development and deployment. In Fanny Meunier, Julie Van de Vyver, Linda Bradley, and Sylvie Thouësny (Eds.) CALL and complexity – short papers from EUROCALL 2019, (pp.45-50). UCLouvain, Belgium. [ doi ]
  21. Blake, J. (2019). Visualizing language patterns to help language learners. The Language Teacher, 43(6), 19-21. [ pdf ]
  22. Blake, J., Bogach, N., Zhuikov, A., Lezhenin, I., Maltcev, M. and Pyshkin, E. (2019). CAPT Tool Audio-Visual Feedback Assessment Across a Variety of Learning Styles. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Information Management in Human-Centric Systems at the 18th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications. [ doi ]
  23. Blake, J. (2019). Pronunciation Scaffolder. The Word, 29(1), 17-18. [ pdf ]
  24. Pyshkin, E., Blake, J., Lamtev, A., Lezhenin, I., Zhuikov, A. and Bogach, N. (2019). Prosody Training Mobile Application: Early Design Assessment and Lessons Learned. Proceedings of 2019 IEEE 10th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications (IDAACS). Metz, France. [ doi ]
  25. Roy, D. and Blake, J. (Eds.) (2019). PanSIG Journal 2018. Tokyo: JALT. [ pdf ]

  26. Kondo, T., Inoue, J. and Blake, J. (2018). Pronunciation Scaffolder: Annotation accuracy. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics. University of Aizu, Aizu-wakamatsu, Japan. [ pdf ]
  27. Kaneko, E., Park, M., Wilson, I., Roy, D., Heo, Y., Yasuta, T., Blake, J. and Nicholas, A. (2018). Task-Based English Curriculum Innovation for Computer Science Majors in Japan: Preliminary Report. Proceedings of the fourth biennial TBLT in Asia 2018 Conference. Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan. [ html ]
  28. Blake, J. (2018). Speed-Marking: A Case Study. Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation in Language Learning. Florence, Italy. [ pdf ]
  29. Blake, J., Inoue, J. and Kondo, T. (2018). Grammatical error checker for Japanese learners of English. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applications in Information Technology. University of Aizu, Aizu-wakamatsu, Japan. [ doi ]
  30. Kondo, T., Inoue, J. and Blake, J. (2018). Pronunciation Scaffolder: Annotation accuracy. Extended abstract in Conference booklet of 2nd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics. University of Aizu, Aizu-wakamatsu, Japan.
  31. Blake, J. (2018). Annotator Agreement: By hook or by crook. In Y. Tono and Isahara, H. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference, (pp.43-49). Takamatsu, Kagawa. Japan. [ pdf ]
  32. Blake, J. (2018). Corpus-based error detector for Computer Science. In Y. Tono and Isahara, H. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference, (pp.50-54). Takamatsu, Kagawa. Japan. [ pdf ]
  33. Kaneko, E., Park, M., Wilson, I., Heo, Y., Roy, D., Yasuta, T., Nicholas, A. and Blake, J. (2018). English Curriculum Innovation for Computer Science Majors in the Japanese EFL Context: From Needs to Tasks. Proceedings of 2018 IEEE ProComm Annual Conference (pp. 84-89). University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. [ doi ]
  34. Blake, J. (2018). Learning through induced errors: A garden-path approach to introductory statistics. In M.A. Sorto, A. White, and L. Guyot (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS-10). Kyoto, Japan. [ pdf ]
  35. Blake, J. (2018). Sound start, firm finish. English Teaching Professional, 116. 17-18.

  36. Blake, J. (2016). Harnessing keyness: A corpus-based approach to ESP material development. OnCUE, 92, 102-110. [ pdf ]
  37. Blake, J. (2016). Hidden conversation killers. English Language Teaching Ideas Journal, 1, 19-24. [ pdf ]

  38. Blake, J. (2015). Incorporating information structure in the EAP curriculum. Conference proceedings of 2nd International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Research in ESP, UEC Tokyo. 14 February, 2015. [pdf]
  39. Blake, J. (2015). Prescriptive-descriptive disjuncture: Rhetorical organisation of research abstracts in information science. Conference proceedings in F. Formato, and A. Hardie (Eds.), 8th International Corpus linguistics Conference (pp.377-8). Lancaster University, England. July 20-24, 2015. [ pdf ]
  40. Nguyen, L., Umemoto, K., Kohda, Y. and Blake, J. (2015). Knowledge Management in Auditing: A Case Study in Vietnam. In Massaro, M. and Garlatti, A. (eds), Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) (pp. 571-577). Udine, Italy.

  41. Blake, J. (2014). Speed-marking. The Language Teacher, 38 (4), 51-52. [ http ]
  42. Hinchey, D. and Blake, J. (2014). Transition to tablets. The Language Teacher, 38 (2), 41-43. [pdf ]
  43. Blake, J. (2014). Responding to extended writing electronically. PeerSpectives, 12, 14-17. [ pdf ]
  44. Hinchey, D., Blake, J. and Holden, W. (2014). From paper to pixels: The design and delivery of online language courses. PeerSpectives, 12, 23-25. [ pdf ]

  45. Blake, X. and Blake, J. (2013). Statistics for scientists: Incorporating data-driven decision making in the publishing process. OnCUE, 7 (2), 106-109. [ pdf ]
  46. Blake, J. and Hinchey, D. (2013). Review of 2nd CUE ESP Symposium. OnCUE, 7 (1), 58-62. [ pdf ]
  47. Blake, J. (2013). The effect and affect of reciprocal observation. Explorations in Teacher Education, 21 (3), 3-8.
  48. Blake, J. (2013). One class, one improvement: A case study of systematic incremental improvement. Research on Communication, 11. Journal of Research Institute for Communication, Kansai University of International Studies, Japan.
  49. Blake, J. (2013). There are no crocodiles in this hospital. Medical Education, Volume 46. 10th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference Handbook. National University of Singapore, Singapore.

  50. Blake, J. (2012). Corpus-based online common error detector. Conference proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. [ pdf ]
  51. Blake, J. (2012). Research abstract templates: The skeletons are out of the virtual cupboard. Conference proceedings of the 5th ICT for Language Learning Conference. Florence, Italy. [ pdf ]
  52. Blake, J. and Hinchey, D. (2012). Scientific abstracts vs. simplified readers: Investigating the effect on affect. Extended abstract in KOTESOL International Conference 2012 handbook. Sookmyung Women`s University, Seoul, Korea. [ pdf ]
  53. Blake, J. (2012). Harnessing technology to help researchers avoid plagiarism. Extended abstract in KOTESOL International Conference 2012 handbook. Sookmyung Women`s University, Seoul, Korea. [ pdf ]
  54. Blake, J. (2012). Understanding samurai dramas: An investigation into scaffolding students of Japanese through the cultural and linguistic entry barriers. Working papers of the 4th North East Asian Region Language Education Conference. Niigata, Japan.

  55. Lai, V., Blake, J. and Cheung, M. (2004). Get a Job and Succeed. Hong Kong: Ming Pao Publishing.
  56. Lai, V., Blake, J. and Cheung, M. (2004). Daily Life in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Ming Pao Publishing.
  57. Lai, V., Blake, J. and Cheung, M. (2004). English everywhere. Newspaper column. Ming Pao Daily (20 articles).
  58. Lai, V., Blake, J. and Cheung, M. (2003). English everywhere. Newspaper column. Sing Tao Daily (20 articles).
  59. Lai, V., Blake, J. and Cheung, M. (2002). English everywhere. Newspaper column. Sing Tao Daily (20 articles).