Levy, Erika S. (el2248)

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Levy, Erika
Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Biobehavioral Sciences
212-678-6656

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1050 Thndk

Educational Background

Ph.D. Speech and Hearing Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center
M.A. (CCC-SLP) Speech-Language Pathology, Lehman College
M.A. Linguistics, New York University
B.A.  Psychology, Wesleyan University  

Scholarly Interests

Cross-language speech production and perception, communication disorders in bilinguals, accent and intelligibility in speech-language pathology, treatment efficacy in dysarthria due to cerebral palsy and Parkinson Disease

Grover, V., Shafer, V., Whalen, D. H., & Levy, E. S. (2017). Effects of first language phonology on second language phonology in Hindi speakers of English. International Composium on Communication Disorders in Multilingual-Muticultural Populations of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), Bremen, Germany.

Baigorri, M. & Levy, E.S. (2017). Early and late Spanish-English bilingual adults’ identification of American English vowels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141 (5), 3516.

Chang, Y. M., Eldib, S., McAuliffe, M. J., & Levy, E. S. (2017). Acoustic consequences of speech treatment in children with cerebral palsy. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141 (5), 3840.

Grover, V., Shafer, V., Whalen, D. H., & Levy, E. S. (2017). Perception and production of American English consonants /v/ and /w/ by Hindi speakers of English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141 (5), 3516.

Levy, E. S., Moya-Galé, G., Hopf, R., Chang, Y. M., Forrest, K., & Ramig, L. O. (2016). Effects of sound-pressure-level changes on sentence-intelligibility in adults with Parkinson Disease following two treatment approaches. American Speech Language and Hearing Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Ancelle, J., Moya-Galé, G., Hetrick, B., Maillart, C., Coen, J., MacLeod, A., Deschenes, R., Majdalani, S., & Levy, E. S. (2016). Speech style manipulations in dysarthria in French-speaking children: Acoustic findings. American Speech Language and Hearing Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Baigorri, M. & Levy, E. S. (2016). Predicting discrimination accuracy from perceptual assimilation patterns in early and late Spanish-English bilinguals. American Speech Language and Hearing Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Chang, M., McAuliffe, M., Eldib, S. & Levy, E. S. (2016). Effects of treatment targeting articulatory-working-space and vocal-intensity in children with cerebral palsy: Acoustic findings. American Speech Language and Hearing Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Hsu, S. C., McAuliffe, M., & Levy, E. S. (2016). The contributions of speech acoustics to speech intelligibility in native Mandarin-speakers with Parkinson’s disease. American Speech Language and Hearing Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.


MacLeod, A.A.N., Maillart, C., Ancelle, J. Hetrick, B., Moya-Galé, G., & Levy, E. S. (2016). Speech characteristic of French-speaking children with dysarthria: Pilot study. Conference of the International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Association Meeting. Halifax, Canada.

Pennington, L., Morgan, A., Levy, E., Liegeois, F., & Murray, E. (2016). Motor speech disorders in childhood: diagnosis, assessment and management. International Conference on Cerebral Palsy and other Childhood-onset Disabilities. Stockholm, Sweden.

Levy, E. S., Chang, Y. M., Ancelle, J., & McAuliffe, M. (2016). Speech-style manipulations in childhood dysarthria. Motor Speech Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

Hsu, S.-C., McAuliffe, M., & Levy, E. S. (2016). Effects of loudness and rate manipulations on lexical tone production in Mandarin speakers with dysarthria associated with Parkinson’s disease. Motor Speech Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

Moya-Galé, G., McAuliffe, M., & Levy, E. S. (2016). Effects of loudness and speaking rate manipulation on vowel production in Spanish speakers with Parkinson Disease. Motor Speech Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

Ramig, L.A., Levy, E.S., Fox, C.M., Halpern, A., Spielman, J., Moya-Galé, G., Goudarzi, A. (2015). Impact of LSVT LOUD and LSVT ARTIC on speech intelligibility in Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders, 30, Suppl 1, S112.

Moya-Galé, G., Baigorri, M., & Levy, E. S. (2015). The effects of intensive speech treatment on intelligibility in Spanish speakers with Parkinson's Disease, American Speech Language and Hearing Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Moya-Galé, G., Hetrick, B., Ancelle, J., & Levy, E. S. (2015). The effects of speech intervention on intelligibility in children with cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy Symposium, Louvain, Belgium.

Ramig, L.A., Levy, E.S., Fox, C.M., Halpern, A., Spielman, J., Moya-Galé, G., Goudarzi, A. (2015). Impact of LSVT LOUD and LSVT ARTIC on speech intelligibility in Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders.

Tessel, C., Levy,  E. S., & Shafer, V. (2014). Neurophysiological indices of the effect of  cognates on vowel perception in late Spanish-English bilinguals. American Speech Language and Hearing Annual  Convention, Orlando, FL

Tessel, C., Levy,  E. S., & Shafer, V. (2014). Neurophysiological indices of the effect of  cognates on vowel perception in late Spanish-English bilinguals.American Speech Language and Hearing Annual  Convention, Orlando, FL 
 
Shen, Guannan,  Levy, E.S & Froud, K. (2014). Perceptual learning of lexical tones by native speakers of English. Journal of the Acoustical  Society of America, 135, 2353-4.

Levy, E. S., Seid,  E., Chen, W., Leone, D., Moya-Gale, G., Hsu, S.-C,  & Ramig, L. O. (2014). Vowel intelligibility  in children with dysarthria. Motor Speech Conference, Saratoga, FL.

Baigorri, M., Leone,  D., Hsu, S.-C., Moya-Galé, G. & Levy, E. S. (2012). Early and late  Spanish-English bilingual adults’ perception of American English vowels. American Speech Language and Hearing Annual  Convention, Atlanta.
 
Levy, E. S.  (2013). Managing academia in speech-language-hearing sciences. CUNY Graduate  Center, Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center,  Neurolinguistics Lab. New York, NY. (Invited presentation)

Levy, E. S. (2013).  Speech intervention for dysarthria in children with cerebral palsy. Symposium  on Cerebral Palsy, Teachers College, New York, NY. (Invited presentation)
 
Levy, E. S. (2012).  Speech treatment for dysarthria in children with cerebral palsy. CUNY Graduate  Center, Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, New York, NY. (Invited  presentation)

Levy, E. S., Hsu,  S.-C., Liria, L., Moya-Galé, G., Erickson, A. M., Rooney, A., Ramig, L. O.,  & Camarata, S. M. (2012). The effects of two speech interventions on functional  intelligibility in pediatric dysarthria. Motor Speech Conference, Santa Rosa,  CA.

Leone, D., Hsu., S-C., Baigorri, M., Moya-Gale,  G., & Levy, E. S. (2011). Children’s perception of clear-speech vowels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,  129, 2625.
 
Levy, E. S. (2011).  What every Tompkins Hall parent should know about bilingualism. Tompkins Hall  Nursery School, New York, NY. (Invited presentation)

Levy, E. S. (2010).  The effects of speech-style changes on intelligibility. New York University,  Program in Speech and Language Pathology, New York, NY. (Invited presentation)

Levy, E. S. (2010). What's "gadoota" got to  do with it? A Strange journey to the perception of second-language dysarthric  speech. A Symposium on Speech Perception  Honoring the Contributions of Winifred Strange, CUNY Graduate Center, New  York, NY. (Invited presentation)

Levy, E. S., Leone, D., Garcia, P., & Baigorri,  M. (2010). American English children's perception  of Spanish-accented conversational and clear speech. American Speech Language and Hearing Annual Convention, Philadelphia.

Levy, E. S., Garcia, P., Leone, D., & Lew, J.  (2010). American English adults’  perception of Spanish-accented conversational and clear speech. Journal  of the Acoustical Society of America, 127, 1906.

Goral, M., Levy,  E.S., Swann-Sternberg, T. and Obler, L. (2010). Frequency and Word-Length  Factors and Lexical Retrieval in Sentence Production in Aphasia. Academy of Aphasia, Athens. 

Levy, E. S., Castelluccio de Diesbach, &  Goral, M. (2009). Perceived change in accent after a stroke. American Speech Language and Hearing Annual  Convention, New Orleans.

Neumann, Y.,  Levy, E. S., & Obler, L. K. (2009). "Wow!" Brain processing of a  subset of expressives: Vocal Emblems. Cogfest,  New York-St. Petersburg Institute for Linguistics, Cognition and Culture. New  York.

Levy, E. S. &  Law II, F. (2009). Perception-production relationship in  French vowel learning in adulthood. Journal of the Acoustical Society  of America, 125, 2772-3.

Shafiro, V., Kharkhurin, A., & Levy, E.  S. (2009). Perceptual confusions of American English vowels and consonants in  Arabic-English bilinguals. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,  125, 2762.
 
Levy, E. S.  (2009). When student clinicians have accents: ASHA’s position and what the  research tells us. Metropolitan New York  Council of University Clinic Directors in Communication Sciences and Disorders’  Fifth Annual Conference on Supervision: Multicultural/linguistic issues, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. (Invited presentation)

Levy, E. S.  (2008). Speech-language pathology students with accents: Policies, practices,  and sentiments. New York University, Program in Speech and Language Pathology, New  York, NY. (Invited presentation)

Martínez, N., Posadas,  D., & Levy, E. S. (2008). Effects of clinicians’ language background on  phonological evaluation of children. American  Speech Language and Hearing Annual Convention. Chicago, IL.

Levy, E. S. &  Law II, F. (2008). Production of Parisian French front  rounded vowels by second-language learners. Journal of the Acoustical  Society of America, 119, 3424.

Levy, E. S., Crowley,  C., Wagner, E., Downey, S., Kastl, R., Pleshivoy, Y., Rosenthal, D., Tancredi,  D., & Yukov, M. (2007). SLP students with accents: University Clinics'  Policies & Practices. American Speech  Language and Hearing Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

Kastl, R., Goral,  M., & Levy, E. S. (2007). Using internet technology for long-distance  language therapy in aphasia. American  Speech Language and Hearing Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

Goral, M., Levy,  E. S., & Kastl, R. (2007). Treatment outcome in the treated and untreated  languages of a trilingual speaker. Living Successfully with Aphasia:  Intervention, Evaluation, and Evidence. Toronto, Canada.

Goral, M., Levy,  E. S., & Kastl, R. (2007). Language treatment effects in a trilingual with  chronic non-fluent aphasia. Sixth  International Symposium on Bilingualism. Hamburg, Germany.

Neumann, Y.,  Levy, E. S., & Obler, L. K. (2007). Brain processing of symbolic  utterances. 52nd Annual  International Linguistics Association Conference, NY.

Obler, L.K.,  Goral, M., & Levy, E. S., & Cohen, E. (2007). Little word problems in a  second language. Georgetown University  Round Table on Language and Linguistics, Washington, D.C.
Levy, E. S.  (2007). Best and Tyler’s Perceptual Assimilation Model for Second-Language  Learners.

Levy, E. S.  (1997). Stress, identity, and change in German surface forms: An OT analysis of  apparent exceptions to devoicing. Proceedings of the International  Linguistics Association Conference,  21. Washington, D.C: Georgetown University.

Peer-reviewed papers (published and accepted for publication)
 

Moya-Galé, G., McAuliffe, M., & Levy, E. S. (accepted for publication). The effects of intensive speech treatment on conversational intelligibility in Spanish speakers with Parkinson’s disease. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Levy, E. S., Chang, Y. M., Ancelle, J., & McAuliffe, M. (2017). Acoustic and perceptual consequences of speech cues for children with dysarthria. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 1766-1779.

Hsu, S.-C., McAuliffe, M., & Levy, E. S. (2017). Acoustic and perceptual speech characteristics of native Mandarin speakers with Parkinson Disease. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America-Express Letters, 141(3). http://dx.doi.org/ DOI: 10.1121/1.4978342, 1-1.

Jiao, Y., Berisha, V., Liss, J., Hsu, S.-C., Levy, E. S., & McAuliffe, M. (2016). Articulation entropy: An unsupervised measure of articulatory precision. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Signal Processing Letters, PP (99), 1-1.

Levy, E. S., Leone, D., Moya-Galé, G., Hsu, S.-C., Chen, W., & Ramig, L. O. (2016). Vowel Intelligibility in Children with Dysarthria due to Cerebral Palsy: An exploratory study. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 37, 171-179. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1525740115618917

Leone, D., & Levy, E.S. (2015). Children's perception of conversational and clear American-English vowels in noise. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 213-226.

Levy, E. S. (2014). Implementing two treatment approaches to childhood dysarthria.International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 344-354.

Neumann-Werth, Y., Levy, E. S., & Obler, L. K. (2013). Hemispheric processing of vocal emblem sounds. Neurocase, 19, 268-281. doi:10.1080/13554794.2012.667122

Altman, C., Goral, M., & Levy, E. S. (2012). Integrated narrative analysis in multilingual aphasia: The relationship among narrative structure, grammaticality and fluency.Aphasiology, 26, 1029-1052. doi:10.1080/02687038.2012.686103

Leone, D., Hsu, S., Baigorri, M., Moya-Gale, G. & Levy, E.S. (2012). Children's perception of clear-speech vowels. POMA, Acoustical Society of America, 12, 060003.

Levy, E. S., Ramig, L. O., & Camarata, S. M. (2012). The effects of two speech interventions on speech function in pediatric dysarthria. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 20, 82-87.

Levy, E. S. & Crowley, C. J. (2012a). Policies and practices regarding students with accents in speech-language pathology training programs. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 34, 59-68. doi:10.1177/1525740111409567

Levy, E. S., & Crowley, C. J. (2012b). Beliefs regarding the impact of accent within speech-language pathology practice areas. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 34, 47-55. doi: 10.1177/1525740112446851 

Shafiro, V. S., Levy, E. S., Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Kharkhurin. A. (2012). Perceptual confusions of American English vowels and consonants by native English and native Arabic bilinguals. Language and Speech. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0023830912442925

Deal-Williams, V., Crowley, C., Levy, E. S., & Mahendra, N. (2011). The clinical education of students with non-native accents. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association [Professional Issues Statement]. Available at www.asha.org/policy.

Levy, E. S., Goral, M., Castelluccio de Diesbach, C., & Law II, F. F. (2011). Stronger accent following a stroke: The case of a trilingual with aphasia. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 1-16. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3109/02699206.2011.570408
 
Levy, E. S. & Crowley, C. J. (2011). Policies and practices regarding students with accents in speech-language pathology training programs. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 32,1-10. doi: 10.1177/1525740111409567  
 
Levy, E. S. & Law II, F. F. (2010). Production of French vowels by American-English learners of French: Language experience, consonantal context, and the perception-production relationship. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128, 1290-1305.
 
Goral, M., Levy, E. S., & Kastl, R. (2010). Cross-language treatment generalization: A case of trilingual aphasia. Aphasiology, 24, 170-187.
 
Levy, E. S. (2009a). On the assimilation-discrimination relationship in American English adults' French vowel learning. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126, 2670-2682.
 
Levy, E. S. (2009b). Language experience and consonantal context effects on perceptual assimilation of French vowels by American-English learners of French. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125, 1138-1152.
 
Strange, W., Levy, E. S., & Law II, F. F. (2009). Cross-language categorization of French and German vowels by naive American listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126, 1461-1476.
  
Levy, E. S. & Strange, W. (2008). Perception of French vowels by American English adults with and without French language experience. Journal of Phonetics, 36, 141-157.
 
Strange, W., Weber, A., Levy, E. S., Shafiro, V., Hisagi, M., & Nishi, K. (2007). Acoustic variability within and across German, French, and American English vowels: Phonetic context effects. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122, 1111-1129. 
 
Goral, M.., Levy, E. S., Obler, L. K., & Cohen, E. (2006). Cross-language lexical connections in the mental lexicon: Evidence from a case of trilingual aphasia. Brain and Language, 98, 235-247.
 
Goral, M., Levy, E. S., & Obler, L. K. (2002). Neurolinguistic aspects of bilingualism.International Journal of Bilingualism, 6, 351-380.
 
 
Books
 
Levy, E. S. (2007). Baby's First Words (in French). Republished as Baby's First Words (in Spanish), Baby's First Words (in Italian), and Baby's First Words (in Chinese): Series of 4 books and CDs. New York, NY: Living Language, Random House. (Original version published as Baby's First Steps, 2001).
 
 
Book chapter

Levy, E. S., Goral, M., & Obler, L. K. (2006). Doghouse/chien maison/niche: Compounds in bilinguals. In G. Libben and Jarema, G. (Eds.), The Representation and Processing of Compound Words (pp.124-144). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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