EXAL-2013, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE

Organized by the Department of Linguistics under the patronage of the Deputy VC for Academic Affairs (Provost) Prof. Mohamed Albaili.

6-7 November 2013

The Department of Linguistics at the United Arab Emirates University is organizing the first conference on Experimental Arabic Linguistics (EXAL-2013). The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars using experimental approaches to address long-standing or new theoretical issues pertaining to the study of language, focusing on Arabic. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

1) L1 acquisition in typically and atypically developing children
2) Language impairment and language therapy
3) Representations and processing in healthy and brain-damaged speakers (case studies, EEG, MEG, fMRI, fNIRS)
4) L2 acquisition from an experimental perspective
5) Representations and processing in Arabic heritage speakers
6) Experimental Phonetics and Laboratory Phonology
7) Computational linguistics
8) Corpus-based linguistic studies

Invited Speakers
Liina Pylkkänen, New York University: “The Computations of the Composing Brain: Evidence from English and Arabic”
Michel Paradis, McGill University: “Bilingual speakers’ Implicit and explicit memory in various pathologies: implications for assessment and treatment.”
Ghada Khattab, Newcastle University: “Towards normative data on phonological development in Arabic.”

Conference Email: exal2013.uaeu[at]gmail.com
Ali Idrissi: ali.idrissi[at]uaeu.ac.ae
Dimitris Ntelitheos dimitrios_n[at]uaeu.ac.ae