Barbara Zurer Pearson

SELECTED REFERENCES

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PUBLICATIONS

Pearson, B. Z. (2008). Raising a bilingual child: A step-by-step guide for parents. NY: Random House. (Book has abbreviated notes and references. For full set of notes, click here.)

Pearson, B. Z. (2010). Consigue que tu Hijo sea Bilingue [Raising a bilingual child: A step-by-step guide for parents.] Madrid: Bilingual Readers.

Pearson, B.Z. (2013, est.). Polish translation by Z. Wodniecka & K. Chlipalski. Jak wychowa? dwuj?zyczne dziecko?  Poradnik dla rodziców (i nie tylko). Poznan: Media Rodzina.


Pearson, B. Z., Jackson, J. E., & Wu, H. (in press). Seeking a valid gold standard for an innovative dialect-neutral language test. Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Research.

Pearson, B. Z. & Amaral, L. (in press). Interactions between input factors in bilingual language acquisition: Considerations for minority language maintenance. In T. Gruter & J. Paradis (Eds.), Input and experience in bilingual development. Trends in Language Acquisition Research (TiLAR). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Pearson, B. Z. (2013). Distinguishing the bilingual as a late talker from the later talker who is bilingual. In L. Rescorla & P. Dale (Eds.), Late talkers: Language development, interventions, and outcomes (pp. 67-87). Baltimore MD: Paul Brookes.

Pearson, B. Z., Conner, T. & Jackson, J. E. (2013). Removing obstacles for African American English speaking children through greater understanding of language difference. In special issue, "Deficit or difference: Interpreting diverse developmental paths." N. Akhtar & V. Jaswal (Guest Eds.), Developmental Psychology, 49 (1), 31-44.

Burns, F. A., de Villiers, P. A., Pearson, B. Z., & Champion, T. B. (2012). Dialect-neutral indices of narrative cohesion and evaluation. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 43 (2), 132-152.

Patterson, J. & Pearson, B. Z. (2012). Bilingual lexical development: Assessment and intervention. In G. Goldstein, (Ed.) Bilingual Language Development and Disorders in Spanish-English Speakers, 2nd edition (pp. 113-129). Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes.

Pearson, B. Z. (June 2011). [Review of the book Bilingual: Life and reality, by F. Grosjean]. Language, 87 (2), 396-398. (pdf)

Roeper, T., Pearson, B. Z., & Grace, M. (2011). Quantifier spreading is not distributive. In N. Danis, K. Mesh, & H. Sung (Eds.), BUCLD 35, The proceedings of the 35th annual Boston University conference on language development, (pp. 526-539). Somerville MA: Cascadilla Press. (pdf)

Oller, D. K., Jarmulowicz, L., Pearson, B. Z., & Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (2011). Rapid spoken language shift in early second-language learning: The role of peers and effects on the first language. In A. Durgunouglu and C. Goldenberg (Eds.) Language and literacy development in bilingual settings, (pp. 94-120). New York: Guilford Press.

Velleman, S. L., Pearson, B. Z.,. & Charko. T. (in submission). Phonotactic versus phonetic development in African American English-speaking children learning Mainstream American English as a second dialect.

Jackson, J.E. & Pearson, B. Z. (in submission). Developmental trends for features contrastive between African American English and General American English. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.

Velleman, S. L. & Pearson, B. Z. (2010). Differentiating speech sound disorder from phonological dialect difference: Implications for assessment and intervention. Topics in Language Disorders, 30 (3): 176-188 .

Jackson, J. E. & Pearson, B. Z. (2010). Variable use of features associated with African American English by typically developing children ages 4 to 12. Topics in Language Disorders, 30 (2): 135-144.

Pearson, B. Z., Navarro, A., Oller, D. K., & Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (2010). Early phonological development in the speech of bilingual-learning infants and toddlers: The interplay of universal and language-specific processes. In M. Cruz- Ferreira (Ed.), Multilingual norms: Language norming in multilingual contexts (pp. 73-94). Bern: Peter Lang. (pdf)

Pearson, B. Z. (2010). Bringing Up Baby: Is "one person, one language" the best strategy? The Linguist, April/May, p. 18 ff. http://www.iol.org.uk (pdf)

Pearson, B. Z. (2009). Children with two languages. In E. Bavin (Ed.), Handbook of Child Language (pp. 379-398). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. (pdf)

Pearson, B. Z., Velleman, S. L., Bryant, T. J. & Charko. T. (2009). Phonological milestones for African American English-speaking children learning Mainstream American English as a second dialect. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 40, 1-16. (2009 ASHA Journals Editor's Award, conferred November 2010, Philadelphia PA)

De Villiers, J., Roeper, T., Bland-Stewart, L. & Pearson, B. Z. (2008).Answering hard questions: Wh-movement across dialects and disorder. Applied Psycholinguistics, 29, 61-103 .

Pearson, B. Z. (2007). Social factors in childhood bilingualism in the United States. Applied Psycholinguistics, 28 (3), 399-410. (pdf)

Oller, D. K., Pearson, B. Z., & Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (2007). Profile effects in early bilingual language and literacy. Applied Psycholinguistics, 28 (2), 191-230.

Bland-Stewart, L. & Pearson, B. Z. (2006). Difference vs. Deficit: Delving into a Solution with the New Norm-Referenced Diagnostic Evaluation of Language Variation (DELV-NR). In ASHA Special Interest Division #14 Newsletter: Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, Cathy Huaqing Qi, Guest Editor.

Eilers, R. E., Pearson, B. Z. & Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (2006). The social circumstances of childhood bilingualism: The Miami experience. In McCardle, P. & Hoff, E. (Eds.), Childhood Bilingualism (pp. 68-90). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters. (pdf)

Roeper, T., Strauss, U. & Pearson, B. Z. (2006). The acquisition path of the determiner quantifier every: Two kinds of spreading.   In T. Heizmann (Ed.), Papers in Language Acquisition (pp. 97-128), University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers UMOP, 34. Amherst, MA: GLSA. (pdf)

Pearson, B. Z. with Mangione, P. (2006). Nurturing very young children who experience more than one language. In J. R. Lally, P. L. Mangione, & D. Greenwald (Eds.), Concepts for care: 20 essays on infant/toddler development and learning (pp. 31-39). San Francisco CA: West-Ed. (pdf) Also, Spanish Translation by R. Mendez. (pdf) Formando y criando a niños muy pequeños que viven con más de un lenguaje. (2008).

Pearson, B. Z. & de Villiers, P.A. (2005).  Child language acquisition: Discourse, narrative, and pragmatics.   In K. Brown/ E. Lieven, (Eds.).   Encyclopedia of language and linguistics, 2 nd edition.   Oxford, UK: Elsevier. (pdf)

Navarro, A., Pearson, B. Z., Cobo-Lewis, A.B., & Oller, D. K. (2005).   Differentiation in early phonological adaptation?   In J. Cohen, K. McAlister, K. Rolstad, & J. MacSwan (Eds.) ISB4: Proceedings of the 4 th International Symposium on Bilingualism (pp.1690-1702).   Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. (pdf)

Pearson, B. Z. (2005). Review of M. Hickmann, Children's discourse: Person, space, and time across languages, 2002. In Journal of Child Language, 32 (4), 463-469.

Seymour, H. N. & Pearson, B. Z. (Eds.) (February 2004). Evaluating language variation: Distinguishing dialect and development from disorder. Special issue of Seminars in Speech and Language, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Pearson, B. Z. Theoretical and empirical bases for dialect-neutral language assessment: Contributions from theoretical and applied linguistics to Communication Disorders, pp. 13-26.

Seymour, H. N. & Pearson, B. Z. Steps in designing and implementing an innovative assessment instrument, pp. 27-32.

Pearson, B. Z. & Ciolli, L. Distinguishing dialect and development from disorder: Case studies, pp. 101-112.

Pearson, B. Z. (in conjunction with T. Roeper) (2004). Learnability and triggers: Obligatory versus optional triggers for the passive in two dialects of English and in language impairment. In A. Brugos, L. Micciulla, & C. Smith (Eds.), BUCLD 28, The proceedings of the 28th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 447-460). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

de Villiers, P.A., de Villiers, J.G., Roeper, T., Seymour, H. N. & Pearson, B. Z. (spring 2004). Unbiased assessment of first language acquisition in English: Distinguishing development and dialect from disorder. In Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, S. A.

Patterson, J. & Pearson, B. Z. (2004). Bilingual lexical development: Influences, contexts, and processes. In G. Goldstein, (Ed.) Bilingual Language Development and Disorders in Spanish-English Speakers (pp. 77-104). Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes.

de Villiers, J. G., de Villiers, P. A., Pearson, B. Z., Roeper, T. & Seymour, H. N. (February 9-22, 2004). Raising the standard: New approaches for language assessment. In D. Beck (Ed.), Speech Pathology On-line, http://www.speechpathology.com

de Villiers, P.A., Burns, F., & Pearson, B. Z. (2003). The role of language in the theory of mind development of language impaired children: Complementing theories. In B. Beachley, A. Brown, & F. Conlin (Eds.) Proceedings of the 27th Boston University Conference on Child Development (pp. 232-242). Cambridge, MA: Cascadilla Press.

In D. K. Oller & R. E. Eilers (Eds.), (2002). Language and literacy in bilingual children. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters. (references-pdf)

Pearson, B. Z. Chapter 7: Narrative competence among monolingual and bilingual school children in Miami (pp. 135-174). (pdf)

Oller, D. K., & Pearson, B. Z. Chapter 1: Assessing the Effects of Bilingualism: A Background (pp. 3-21).

Cobo-Lewis, A. B., Pearson, B. Z., Eilers, R. E., & Umbel, V. C. Chapter 4: Effects of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education on Oral and Written English Skills: A Multifactor Study of Standardized Test Outcomes (pp. 64-97).

Cobo-Lewis, A. B., Pearson, B. Z., Eilers, R. E., & Umbel, V. C. Chapter 5: Effects of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education on Oral and Written Spanish Skills: A Multifactor Study of Standardized Test Outcomes (pp. 98-117).

Cobo-Lewis, A. B., Eilers, R. E., Pearson, B. Z., & Umbel, V. C. Chapter 6: Interdependence of Spanish and English Knowledge in Language and Literacy Among Bilingual Children (pp. 118-134).

Pearson, B. Z. (2002). Bilingual infants: What we know, what we need to know. In M. Suarez-Orozco & M. Pßez, (Eds.), Latinos: Remaking America (pp. 306-320). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Pearson, B. Z. (2001). Language and mind in the stories of bilingual children. In L. Verhoeven & S. Lundquist, (Eds.), Narrative development in a multilingual context (pp. 373-398). Amsterdam, NL: John Benjamins. (pdf)

Pearson, B. Z., (1998). Assessing lexical development in bilingual babies and toddlers. International Journal of Bilingualism, 2, 347-372 (Special issue on bilingual acquisition, A. DeHouwer, Ed.) (pdf)

Pearson, Barbara Z. & Navarro, Ana M. (1998, and 1996, July). Do early simultaneous bilinguals have a "foreign accent" in one or both of their languages? In A. Aksu-Koc et al., (Eds). Perspectives on language acquisition: Selected papers from the VIIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language (pp. 156-168). Istanbul, Turkey: Bogazici University Printhouse.(pdf)

Navarro, A. M., Pearson, B. Z., Cobo-Lewis, A.B., & Oller, D. K. (1998). Identifying the language spoken by 26-month-old monolingual and bilingual-learning babies in a no-context situation. In A. Greenhill, M. Hughes, H. Littlefield, and H. Walsh (Eds.). Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development Vol. 2, (pp. 557-568). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Oller, D. K., Levine, S., Eilers, R. E., & Pearson, B. Z. (1998). Vocal precursors to linguistic communication: How babbling is connected to meaningful speech. In R. Paul (Ed.), The Speech/Language Connection. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Pearson, B. Z., Umbel, V. M., & Ortega, P. (October, 1995; 1998). Factors affecting Spanish language learning among Hispanic school children in Miami. In Morphe: Revista del Area de Ciencias del Lenguaje, Universty Autonoma de Puebla, vol. 15/16 (pp. 201-217).

Pearson, B. Z., FernĚndez, S., Lewedag, V., & Oller, D. K. (1997). Input factors in lexical learning of bilingual infants (ages 10 to 30 months). Applied Psycholinguistics, 18, 41-58.(pdf)

Pearson, B. Z., FernĚndez, S., & Oller, D. K. (1995). Cross-language synonyms in the lexicons of bilingual infants: One language or two? Journal of Child Language, 22, 345-368.(pdf)

Pearson, B. Z., & FernĚndez, S. (1994). Patterns of interaction in the lexical development in two languages of bilingual infants. Language Learning, 44, 617-653. (pdf)

Pearson, B. Z., Navarro, A. M., & Gathercole, V. M. (November 1994, 1995). Assessment of phonetic differentiation in bilingual learning infants, 18 to 30 months. Paper presented at the Boston University Conference of Child Language Development, Boston, MA. In D. MacLaughlin & S. McEwen, (Eds). Proceedings of the 19th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 427-438). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Pearson, B. Z., FernĚndez, S., & Oller, D. K. (1993). Lexical development in bilingual infants and toddlers: Comparison to monolingual norms. Language Learning, 43, 93-120.(pdf)

Pearson, B. Z. (1993). Predictive validity of the Scholastic Aptitude Test for Hispanic bilingual students. Hispanic Journal of the Behavioral Sciences, 15, 342-356.(pdf)

Pearson, B. Z., & McGee, A. (1993). Language choice in Hispanic-background junior high school students in Miami: 1988 update. In A. Roca & J. Lipski (Eds.), Studies in Anthropological Linguistics : Mouton de Gruytere.

Umbel, V. M., Pearson, B. Z., FernĚndez, M. C., & Oller, D. K. (1992). Measuring bilingual children's receptive vocabularies. Child Development, 63, 1012-1020. (pdf)

FernĚndez, M. C., Pearson, B. Z., Umbel, V. M., Oller, D. K., & Molinet, M. (1992). Bilingual receptive vocabulary in Hispanic preschool children. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 14, 268-276.

Pearson, B. Z. (1990). The comprehension of metaphor by preschool children. Journal of Child Language, 17, 185-203. (pdf)

 

PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS

Pearson, B. Z., Conner, T., LeRay, T. & Jackson, J. (2013, November). Dialect awareness: The foundations for effective education of African American children and their teachers and clinicians. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Speech Language Association, Chicago IL.

Pearson, B. Z. (2013, May). Validating non-traditional tests with traditional tools.  Invited keynote talk at final meeting of COST project 0804, Language Impairment in Multilingual Societies. Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

Pearson, B. Z. & Burns, M. R. (2013, April). Effects of teacher discourse style on preschool
language development.
Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle WA.

Pearson, B. Z. (2013, April). Heritage and host language learning in three European countries: The role of parents and peers. Discussant for B. Lydecker et al., symposium at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle WA.

Pearson, B. Z. (2013, March). Two worlds are better than one: Achieving and sustaining bilingualism in children.  Invited paper at the Bimodal Bilingual Summit IV. ASL and English Bilingual Consortium for ECE. Texas School for the Deaf, Austin, TX.

Pearson, B. Z., Conner, T. & Jackson, J. (2012, November). Dialect awareness: The foundations for effective education of African American children and their teachers and clinicians. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Speech Language Association, Atlanta, GA.

Pearson, B. Z., & Roeper, T. (2012, March). Two children found four caterpillars: Distibutively or Collectively? Paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Boston MA. (abstract) (pdf)

Jackson, J.E. & Pearson, B. Z. (2011, November). Language samples as a gold standard for an innovative test. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech Language Association, San Diego CA. (abstract)

Pearson, B. Z. (2011, July). The landscape of word learning: Relationships between quantifier words in L1 and L2. Symposium in honor of Brian MacWhinney, "Bridging L1 and L2 Acquisition." Paper presented at the Triennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Montreal QC. (pdf of ppt)

Pearson, B. Z. & Jackson, J. E. (2011, July). Sub-types of language impairment: Agreement between morphosyntactic and deep-structure probes. Poster presented at the Triennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Montreal QC. (pdf of ppt)

Cobo-Lewis, A. B., Meadow, C., Markowsky, G., Pearson, B. Z., Colliers, S., Blagojevic, B. & Eilers, R. E. (2011, April). Concurrent validity of a computerized adaptive test of communicative development in infants and toddlers. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal QC.

Jackson, J. E. & Pearson, B. Z. (2010, November). Non-contrastive versus traditional language assessment in General American- and African American English speakers. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech Language Association, Philadelphia PA. (abstract)

Pearson, B. Z., Roeper, T. & Grace, M. (2010, November). Quantifier spreading is not distributive. Paper presented to the 35th Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston MA. (abstract) (ppt)

Roeper, T. & Pearson, B. Z. (2010, September). Co-reference and quantification: Another environment vulnerable to impairment. Paper presented to the Language Impairment in Monolingual and Bilingual Society (LIMoBiS), Aalborg, Denmark.

Pearson, B. Z. (2010, June). Early literacy development for Dual Language Learners. Presentation for the Early Literacy Workshop, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, Westfield State College, Westfield MA.

Jackson, J. E. & Pearson, B. Z. (2010, April). Non-mainstream dialect and the identification of risk for language impairment. Paper presented to the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH), Tampa FL.

Jackson, J. E. & Pearson, B. Z. (2010, February). Variable use of features associated with African American English, by typically developing children ages 4 to 12. Paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association, Savanah GA.

Pearson, B. Z.. (2009, February). What parents need to know about being and becoming bilingual. (And what their child care center needs to help them know). Invited talk at the Yeled v'Yalda Research Institute. Brooklyn NY. (pdf)

Jackson, J. & Pearson, B. Z. (2008, November). Non-mainstream dialect and the identification of risk for language impairment. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech Language Association, Chicago IL

Roeper, T., Pearson, B. Z. & de Villiers, J. G. (2008, November). International perspective: Developing a standardized European approach to language testing. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech Language Association, Chicago IL

Pearson, B. Z. & Burns, Rebecca. (2008, October). Promoting language development in one language or two. Invited talk at the Office of Head Start National Dual Language Institute: A Time for Action. Washington DC.

Magaziner, K., Sunderland , K., Pearson, B. Z., & de Villiers, P. (2008, July). Assessing language growth and delay between ages 5 and 7. Poster presented at the Triennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), University of Edinburgh, July 2008.

Pearson, B. Z., Oller, D. K., Gibson, T., & Resende, R. (2008, July). Qualitative issues in bilingual children’s minority language input. Contribution to Symposium, Input factors in bilingual acquisition. J. Paradis, moderator, (with M. Crago, V. C. Gathercole, E. Nicoladis, E. Thordardottir, A. Tremblay) at the Triennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), University of Edinburgh.

Velleman, S., Pearson, B. Z., & Bryant, T. J. (2008, April). Language obscures dialect differences in phonological development milestones. Paper presented to the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH), Washington DC.

Pearson, B. Z. (2008, April). Bilingual Development in Spanish-background Children, Ages 0-3. Invited presentation, Health and Human Services Roundtable: Supporting Positive Language and Literacy Development in Young Language Minority Children: Research, Policy and Practice. Washington DC.

Asplin, K. N., Wagner, L., Pearson, B. & de Villiers, J. (2007, Aug). Lexical contrast as a diagnostic measure of verb lexical organization. Poster presented at the 29 th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Nashville, TN. (Proceedings, p. 1708).

Velleman, S. L., Pearson, B. Z., Bryant, T. J., & Charko, T. (2007, June). AAE vs MAE Phonology in children with communication disorders. Poster presented at the Child Phonology Conference. Seattle WA.

Asplin, K., Wagner, L., Pearson, B. & de Villiers, J. (2007, March). Using verb lexical contrasts to identify language disorder. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Boston MA .

Velleman, S. L., Pearson, B. Z., Bryant, T. J., & Charko, T. (2007, Jan). The impact of dialect on the rate & order of phonological development. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Dialect Society. Anaheim CA.

Zaretsky, E. & Pearson, B. Z. (2006, Nov.). Bilingual children’s story telling in Russian and English. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech Language Association, Miami, FL.

Bland-Stewart, L., Pearson, B. Z. & Foreman, C. G. (2006, Nov.). Evidence-based assessment and treatment: A case for the DELV.. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech Language Association, Miami, FL.

Pearson, B. Z. with E. Rhoades. (2006, June). Assessment issues in bilingual language acquisition. AG Bell Convention, Pittsburgh PA.

Velleman, S. L., Pearson, B. Z., Bryant, T. J., & Charko, T. (2006, June). Similarities and differences in phonological development between children learning two dialects of English.Paper presented at the Child Phonology Conference. University of Alberta , Edmonton CA

Pearson, B. Z. (2006, May). Social factors in childhood bilingualism in the US. Invited talk at the Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Symposium. Toronto, Ontario.

Pearson, B. Z., de Villiers, P. A., Magaziner, K., Perisho, N. & Sunderland, K. (2005, November). Validation of the DELV-NR by language sample analysis. Poster presented to the American Speech Language and Hearing Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Pearson, B. Z. (2005, October). Bilingual acquisition in very young children. Family Support Network Staff Development Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Pearson, B. Z., Oller, D. K. & Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (2005, October). Spanish as an Initial Teaching Alphabet for young ESL students. Poster presented at the 2005 Second Language Research Forum, New York, NY.

Pfaff, C. W., List, G., Pearson, B. Z., Hakansson, G., Rothweiler, M., Dirim, I., Ya-Mur, K., Nap-Kolhoff, E., Gogolin, I., Dollnick, M., Harnisch, U., Hayasi, T., Kecik, I., Ozcan, H., Jorgensen, N., Akinci, M.-A. (2005, July). Language development of minority bilingual children: Discriminating between impairment and normal acquisition of interlanguage ethnic varieties. Symposium presented at the Triennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), Berlin.

Roeper, T., Reckling, I., Schulz, P, Abdulkarim, L., Pearson, B., Strauss, U., & Sauerland, U. (2005, July). Disordered language and complex syntax. Symposium presented at the Triennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), Berlin.

Schulz, P., Roeper, T., & Pearson, B. Z. (2005, July). The acquisition of the semantics of exhaustive wh-questions from a cross-linguistic perspective . Symposium presented at the Triennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), Berlin.

Pearson, B. Z. (2005, July). How Do Children with Normal Hearing Develop Two Spoken Languages? Paper presented to the Biennial Northeast Cochlear Implant Convention. Sturbridge, MA.

Foreman, C., Pearson, B.   Z., & Ciolli, L. (2004, November). Implications of higher level language: Distinguishing dialect and   development from disorder . Poster presented at the Annual   Meeting of the American Speech Language Association, Philadelphia, PA

Jackson, J. &   Pearson, B. Z.( 2004, November). Contrastive versus non-contrastive features in African American   English child speech, ages 4-12. Poster presented at the Annual   Meeting of the American Speech Language Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Pearson, B. Z., Velleman, S., Bryant, T. J., Abdulkarim, L., Seymour, H.N. (May 2004). Development of contrastive and non-contrastive phonological features in African-American-English-learning children ages 4-12.   Paper presented at the Child Phonology Conference, ASU, Tempe, AZ.

Eilers, R. E., Pearson, B. Z., & Cobo-Lewis, A.B. (April 2004). The social circumstances of bilingualism: The Miami experience. Invited talk at NIH Special Meeting on Bilingual Development. Washington, DC.

Oller, D. K., Pearson, B. Z., Gathercole, V. M. & Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (February 2004). Language and literacy in bilingual children. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Bilingual Education, Albuquerque, NM.

de Villiers, J., Roeper, T., Seymour, H. & Pearson, B. (November 2003). Raising the standard. Seminar to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech Language Association, Chicago IL.

Pearson, B. Z. & Roeper, T. (November 2003). The role of optional vs. obligatory cues in the acquisition of passive in two dialects of English and in language impairment. Paper presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston MA. (Also to be presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, January 2004).

Pearson, B. Z. (June 2003). Playing the Language Game. Keynote talk for Headstart Workshop, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles CA.

Navarro, A., Pearson, B. Z., Cobo-Lewis, A. B. & Oller, D. K. (May 2003). Bilingual phonetic adaptation in early meaningful speech and babbling: Evidence from unintelligible utterances. In symposium organized by D. K. Oller, Bilingual learning: Differentiation, carry-over, and the distributed characteristic. 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB4), Tempe, AZ.

Pearson, B. Z. (April 2003). Narrative competence of bilingual children. In invited symposium organized by R. E. Eilers, Language and literacy in bilingual children. The Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting, Tampa FL.

Strauss, U., Roeper, T., Pearson, B., de Villiers, J., & Seymour, H. (April 2003). The acquisition of exhaustivity in wh-questions. Paper presented at the General Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) Annual Meeting, Lund, Sweden.

de Villiers, P., de Villiers, J., Pearson, B., & Burns, F. (November 2002). Assessing Pragmatics & Syntax Between Ages 4 & 8 Elicited Production. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech Language Association, Atlanta, GA.

Roeper, T., Pearson, B. Z., Schulz, P., & Penner, Z. (July 2002). The Emergence of Wh-Variables: Cross-linguistic explorations. Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the IXth International Congress for the Study of Child Language and the Symposium for Research in Child Language Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. (Also presented at the UConn-UMass Colloquium, December 2001).

Burns, F., de Villiers, P. A., & Pearson, B. Z., (November, 2001). Elicited production of critical narrative devices. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Pearson, B. Z., Asplin, K., Wagner, L., & de Villiers, J. G., (June 2001). Organization is the key: Alternative measures of the verb lexicon. Poster presented at the Symposium for Research in Child Language Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Pearson, B. Z., Navarro, A. M., Oller, D. K., & Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (April 2001). Ambient language effects on syllable shape at 11 months. Paper presented at the Child Phonology Conference, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Burns, F., Paulk, C. J., Seymour, H. N. & Pearson, B. Z., (November, 2000). Copula/auxiliary comparisons in African American and Impaired Standard American English. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Washington, D.C.

De Villiers, P. A., de Villiers, J. G., Seymour, H. N., Burns, F. & Pearson, B. Z., (November, 2000). Elicited production of critical pragmatic functions at age 5. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Washington, D. C.

DeVilliers, J. G., Schafer, R., Pearson, B. Z., & Seymour, H. N. (November, 2000). Control of Article Use in SAE- & AAE-Speaking Children. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Washington, D. C.

Pearson, B. Z. (April, 2000). Bilingual infants: What we know, what we need to know. Invited talk for Latinos in the 21st Century: Mapping the Research Agenda conference. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Roeper, T., Pearson, B. Z.,, & Seymour, H.N. (June 2000). Optional versus obligatory triggers for learning the passive in SAE and AAE: Implications for assessment of SLI. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Abdulkarim, L., Seymour, H.N., & Pearson, B.Z. (November, 1999). Consonant clusters in child African American English phonology. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Francisco, CA.

Abdulkarim, L., Seymour, H.N., & Pearson, B.Z. (November, 1999). Final consonants in child African American English phonology. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Francisco, CA.

with D.K. Oller. (August 1999). Three things every psychologist should know about bilingualism. Invited symposium at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Pearson, Umbel, Andrews de Flores, Cobo-Lewis, (February, 1999). Measuring cross-language vocabulary in childhood bilinguals at different stages of development. Poster presented at the University of Texas Research Symposium on Language Diversity, Austin, TX.

Seymour, H.N. & Pearson, B. Z. (February, 1999). Theoretical studies of African-American English and their contribution to the development of a speech-language assessment tool for speakers of AAE. Paper presented at the 1999 Texas Research Symposium on Language Diversity. Austin, TX.

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Pearson, B. Z. (November 1997). Noun-clause complements and the expression of false belief. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum, East Lansing, MI.

Pearson, B. Z. (December, 1996). Assessing bilingual narratives: Borrowing a system from gymnastics judging. Paper presented at the Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (pdf)

Pearson, B. Z., Oller, D. K., Umbel, V. M., & FernĚndez, M. C. (October, 1996). The relation of lexical knowledge to measures of literacy and narrative discourse in monolingual and bilingual children. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum, Tucson, AZ. (pdf)

Pearson, B. Z. (April 1996). Dissociations in lexical development across languages in early simultaneous bilinguals. Paper presented at the Invited symposium on early bilingual development at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Providence, RI.

Pearson, B. Z., & Umbel, V. M. (November, 1995; July, 1996). The relationship between narrative and linguistic skills in English and Spanish among Hispanic school children in Miami. Paper presented at the VIIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Istanbul, Turkey.

Pearson, B. Z., & Navarro, A. M. (July 1996). Do early simultaneous bilinguals (at age 3) have a foreign accent in one or both of their languages? Paper presented at the VIIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Istanbul, Turkey.

FernĚndez, M. C., Umbel, V. M., & Pearson, B. Z. (July 1995). MŽdicion del vocabulario en inglŽs y espa&endash;ol de ni&endash;os bilingYĘes en Miami. Paper presented at the Congreso Interamericano de Psicologia, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Navarro, A. M., Pearson, B. Z., Cobo-Lewis, A. B., & Oller, D. K. (December 1995). Assessment of phonological development in bilingual children at age 36 months: Comparison to monolinguals in each language. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Orlando FL.

Pearson, B. Z. (November 1993). Bilingual environment and lexical learning in bilingual infants (10-30 months). Paper presented at the 14th Symposium on Spanish and Portuguese Bilingualism, Fairfield, CT.

Pearson, B. Z., & FernĚndez, S. (May 1992). Lexical development and organization in simultaneous bilingual infants: Are bilinguals slower? Paper presented at the International Conference of Infant Studies, Miami Beach, FL.

Pearson, B. Z. (March 1992). Rationale for English-Spanish-CDI mapping : University of Miami.

Oller, D. K., & Pearson, B. Z. (January 1991). Phonological differentiation in a simultaneous bilingual infant. Paper presented at the Conference on Spanish and Portuguese Bilingualism, Miami, FL.

Pearson, B. Z., & Draizar, A. (December 1988). Language mixing in a bilingual jargon aphasic. Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics, New Orleans, LA.

Pearson, B. Z., & McGee, A. (October 1988). Language choice in Hispanic-background junior high school students in Miami: 1988 update. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Spanish in the US, Miami, FL.

Pearson, B. Z., & FernĚndez, S. (April 1992). Lexical development and organization in bilingual infants: One lexicon or two? Paper presented at the S.E. Conference on Linguistics, Gainesville, FL.

Pearson, B. Z. (June 1984). The right-hemisphere bilingual hypothesis. Paper presented at the Florida Linguistics Association, Tampa, FL.

 

Downloadable PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

(pdf of ppt) Pearson, B. Z. (2011, July). The landscape of word learning: Relationships between quantifier words in L1 and L2. Symposium in honor of Brian MacWhinney, "Bridging L1 and L2 Acquisition." Paper presented at the Triennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Montreal QC.

(pdf of ppt) Pearson, B. Z. & Jackson, J. E. (2011, July). Sub-types of language impairment: Agreement between morphosyntactic and deep-structure probes. Poster presented at the Triennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Montreal QC.

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z. (June 2011). [Review of the book Bilingual: Life and reality, by F. Grosjean]. Language, 87 (2), 396-398.

(pdf) Roeper, T., Pearson, B. Z., & Grace, M. (2011). Quantifier spreading is not distributive. In N. Danis, K. Mesh, & H. Sung (Eds.), BUCLD 35, The proceedings of the 35th annual Boston University conference on language development, (pp. 526-539). Somerville MA: Cascadilla Press.

(ppt) Pearson, B. Z., Roeper, T. & Grace, M. (2010, November). Quantifier spreading is not distributive. Paper presented to the 35th Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston MA.

(ppt) Pearson, B. Z. (2010, June) Early literacy development for Dual Language Learners: From research to practice. Workshop on "Closing the Early Literacy Gap: Strategies for Action and Reflection on Current Practices for Literacy Development (Birth to 8). MA Dept. of Early Education and Care (EEC) and others. Westfield State College, Westfield MA.

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z., Navarro, A., Oller, D. K., & Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (2010). Early phonological development in the speech of bilingual-learning infants and toddlers: The interplay of universal and language-specific processes. In M. Cruz- Ferreira (Ed.), Multilingual norms: Language norming in multilingual contexts (pp. 73-94). Bern: Peter Lang.

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z. (2010). Bringing Up Baby: Is "one person, one language" the best strategy? The Linguist, April/May, p. 18 ff. http://www.iol.org.uk

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z.. (2009, February). What parents need to know about being and becoming bilingual. (And what their child care center needs to help them know). Invited talk at the Yeled v'Yalda Research Institute. Brooklyn NY.

(ppt) Pearson, B. Z. & Burns, R. (Oct. 29, 2008) Promoting language development from birth to 5 in one language or two. Office of Headstart Dual Language Institute, Washington DC.
(pdf)
Promoting language development from birth to 5 in two languages: A short guide to program planning. (Handout)
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Promoviendo el desarrollo del lenguaje desde el nacimiento hasta los 5 a ños: En un idioma o dos. (Handout in Spanish)

(ppt) Pearson, B. Z. (with Tom Roeper) (9/22/2008). The relationship between quantifiers and math: A proposal. Presented to the Language Acquisition meeting, UMass Amherst, Department of Linguistics. (also the 2006 submission for an NIH R21, Exploratory study, "Understanding quantifiers in language and mathematics: Age and dialect differences." pdf)

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z. (2009). Children with two languages. In E. Bavin (Ed.), Handbook of Child Language. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z. (2007). Social factors in childhood bilingualism in the United States. Applied Psycholinguistics, 28 (3), 399-410.

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z. with Mangione, P. (2006). Nurturing very young children who experience more than one language. In J. R. Lally, P. L. Mangione, & D. Greenwald (Eds.), Concepts for care: 20 essays on infant/toddler development and learning (pp. 31-39). San Francisco CA: West-Ed.
(pdf) with 2008 edits by R. Burns to include children learning sign languages.
(pdf) Formando y criando a niños muy pequeños que viven con más de un lenguaje. Traducción por Rita Mendez. (2008).

(pdf) Eilers, R. E., Pearson, B. Z. & Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (2006). The social circumstances of childhood bilingualism: The Miami experience. In McCardle, P. & Hoff, E. (Eds.), Childhood Bilingualism (pp. 68-90). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

(pdf) Roeper, T., Strauss, U. & Pearson, B. Z. (2006). The acquisition path of the determiner quantifier every: Two kinds of spreading.   In T. Heizmann (Ed.), Papers in Language Acquisition (pp. 97-128), University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers UMOP, 34. Amherst, MA: GLS

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z. & de Villiers, P.A. (2005).  Child language acquisition: Discourse, narrative, and pragmatics.   In K. Brown/ E. Lieven, (Eds.).   Encyclopedia of language and linguistics, 2 nd edition.   Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

(pdf) Navarro, A., Pearson, B. Z., Cobo-Lewis, A.B., & Oller, D. K. (2005).   Differentiation in early phonological adaptation? ISB4, Tempe AZ.

Eilers, R. E., Oller, D. K., Gathercole, V. C., Cobo-Lewis, A. B., & Pearson, B. Z. (April 2003). In invited symposium organized by R. E. Eilers, Language and literacy in bilingual children. The Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting, Tampa FL.
(PPT) Language and literacy in bilingual children: The Miami experience
(PPT) Narrative competence of bilingual children.

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z. (2002). Chapter 7: Narrative competence among monolingual and bilingual school children in Miami. In D. K. Oller & R. E. Eilers (Eds.), Language and literacy in bilingual children (pp. 135-174). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters. (references pdf)

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z. (2001). Language and mind in the stories of bilingual children. In L. Verhoeven & S. Lundquist, (Eds.), Narrative development in a multilingual context (pp. 373-398). Amsterdam, NL: John Benjamins.

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z., (1998). Assessing lexical development in bilingual babies and toddlers. International Journal of Bilingualism, 2, 347-372 (Special issue on bilingual acquisition, A. DeHouwer, Ed.

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z., Fern·ndez, S., Lewedag, V., & Oller, D. K. (1997). Input factors in lexical learning of bilingual infants (ages 10 to 30 months). Applied Psycholinguistics, 18, 41-58.

(pdf) Pearson, Barbara Z. & Navarro, Ana M. (1998, and 1996, July). Do early simultaneous bilinguals have a "foreign accent" in one or both of their languages? In A. Aksu-Koc et al., (Eds). Perspectives on language acquisition: Selected papers from the VIIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language (pp. 156-168). Istanbul, Turkey: Bogazici University Printhouse.

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z. (December, 1996). Assessing bilingual narratives: Borrowing a system from gymnastics judging. Paper presented at the Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z., Oller, D. K., Umbel, V. M., & Fern·ndez, M. C. (October, 1996). The relation of lexical knowledge to measures of literacy and narrative discourse in monolingual and bilingual children. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum, Tucson, AZ

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z., Fern·ndez, S., & Oller, D. K. (1995). Cross-language synonyms in the lexicons of bilingual infants: One language or two? Journal of Child Language, 22, 345-368.

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z., & Fern·ndez, S. (1994). Patterns of interaction in the lexical development in two languages of bilingual infants. Language Learning, 44, 617-653.

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z. (1993). Predictive validity of the Scholastic Aptitude Test for Hispanic bilingual students. Hispanic Journal of the Behavioral Sciences, 15, 342-356

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z., Fern·ndez, S., & Oller, D. K. (1993). Lexical development in bilingual infants and toddlers: Comparison to monolingual norms. Language Learning, 43, 93-120.

(pdf) Umbel, V. M., Pearson, B. Z., Fern·ndez, M. C., & Oller, D. K. (1992). Measuring bilingual children's receptive vocabularies. Child Development, 63, 1012-1020.

(pdf) Pearson, B. Z. (1990). The comprehension of metaphor by preschool children. Journal of Child Language, 17, 185-203.

(other files in progress. Ask me about them by email.)

(pdf) Jackson, J.E. & Pearson, B. Z. (2011, submitted) [ASHA abstract] Language Samples as a Gold Standard for an Innovative Test.

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