Mark C. Lewis

Hi! I’m Mark Lewis. I’m a PhD Candidate in Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. My research examines current and historical language ideologies in curriculum, instruction, and educational scholarship. Here’s a link to my CV. This site also hosts an informal blog on language, media, and other topics.

Selected Publications


Lewis, M. (in press). A critique of the principle of error correction as a theory of social change. Language in Society.

Rymes, B., Aneja, G., Leone-Pizzighella, A., Lewis, M., & Moore, R. (2017). Citizen sociolinguistics: A new media methodology for understanding language and social life. In A. De Fina, D. Ikizoglu, & J. Wegner (Eds.), Diversity and super-diversity: Sociocultural linguistic perspectives (pp. 151–170). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

Flores, N., & Lewis, M. (2016). From truncated to sociopolitical emergence: A critique of super-diversity in sociolinguistics.Email me for a personal copy if you don’t have full access International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 241, 97–124.

Renninger, K. A., Cai, M., Lewis, M., et al. (2011). Motivation and learning in an online, unmoderated mathematics workshop for teachers. Educational Research Technology and Development 59, 229-247.

Anderson, D. D., Lewis, M., Peterson, S., et al. (2010). “Kittens! Inspired by Kittens!”: Undergraduate theorists inspired by YouTubeEmail me for a personal copy if you don’t have full access. Language Arts 88(1), 32-42.

Working Papers

Lewis, M. (2017). Planning math language in the United States, 1650 to 1945. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 32(1).

Lewis, M. (2014). “Follow the procedure”: Online metapragmatic commentary on the five paragraph essay. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 29(2), 45-63.