About EXAL+

Registration for EXAL+ at NYUAD is now open!

The last several decades have seen the emergence of a methodological rapprochement between formal linguistics and experimental psycho- and neurolinguistics. In contrast to formal linguistic work, the vast majority of psycho- and neurolinguistic research to date has been conducted in a relatively small typological sample of languages, mainly from the Germanic and Romance language families. In order to encourage a broadening of the empirical basis for neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic theorizing, the Neuroscience of Language Lab (NeLLab), New York University Abu Dhabi, and the NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute are pleased to host Experimental Approaches to Arabic and other understudied Languages (EXAL+) at NYU Abu Dhabi January 16-17, 2016.

EXAL+ aims to bring together researchers utilizing experimental methodologies to examine languages not typically represented in the canon of psycho- and neurolinguistic work. In addition to 30-minute talks and posters based upon submitted abstracts, EXAL+ will feature invited talks by the following scholars:


EXAL+ is being organized by:

We hope to see you in Abu Dhabi in January, 2016!