Education: B.A. in French and Spanish, Central College; M.A. in TESOL/Applied Linguistics, Iowa State University; M.A.T. in Secondary Education, Drake University; Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Georgia State University
As an educational linguist, I am interested in the intersection of language and education. My research centers primarily on the impacts medium of instruction and language policy on student learning -- both in K-12 (U.S.) and international contexts.
Kim, Y., Payant, C. & Pearson, P. (2015). The intersection of interaction, task complexity, and working memory: L2 question development through recasts in a lab environment. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 37(4), pp. 1-33.
Pearson, P. (2014). Policy without a plan: English as a medium of instruction in Rwanda. Current Issues in Language Planning, 15(1), 39-56.
Friginal, E., Pearson, P., Di Ferrante, L., Pickering, L., & Bruce, C. (2013). Linguistic characteristics of AAC discourse in the workplace. Discourse Studies, 15(3), 279-298.