Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Call for papers: Experimental Approaches to Arabic and other understudied Languages (EXAL+) at NYU Abu Dhabi

The NYU Neuroscience of Language Lab (NeLLab), New York University Abu Dhabi, and the NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute are pleased to sponsor Experimental Approaches to Arabic and other understudied Languages (EXAL+) at NYU Abu Dhabi January 14-17, 2016. EXAL+ aims to bring together research broadening neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic horizons via the inclusion of languages or dialects not typically included in experimental investigations. EXAL+ will include 30 minute talks and posters based on submitted abstracts, as well as the following invited speakers:

- Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (University of South Australia)
- Sandra Chung (University of California, Santa Cruz)
- David Corina (University of California, Davis)
- Ram Frost (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
- Ali Idrissi (Qatar University)
- Itziar Laka (University of the Basque Country)
- Matthias Schlesewsky (University of South Australia)
- Matt Wagers (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Submissions are invited on any topic utilizing psycho- or neurolinguistic methodology with a focus on any experimentally understudied language. Abstracts for talks and/or posters should be no more than one (A4) page plus one additional page for figures, tables, and references and should be submitted electronically to Please use 2.54 cm/1 inch margins and a Times font face. Abstracts are due by midnight GMT on August 10, 2015 with notification by early September. Limited financial support may be available for selected student presenters. There is a website for the conference at

Monday, July 20, 2015

Assistant Director, Center for Language Science -- Penn State

The Center for Language Science at The Pennsylvania State University ( invites applications for an Assistant Director position, beginning Fall 2015, with an initial appointment of three years. The Center for Language Science is a cross-disciplinary research center that includes approximately 20 faculty, 35 doctoral students, 10 postdoctoral fellows, and many undergraduate research students across linguistics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and speech and language pathology. Successful candidates must have earned a Ph.D. by August 2015 in an area of research that falls within the cross-disciplinary scope of the language sciences. Candidates should also provide strong evidence of interdisciplinary research experience and an indication of past administrative experience. The Assistant Director will assist the Center’s directors and faculty in overseeing its research and organizational operations, including supervision of laboratory staff, allocation of research facilities, organization of weekly speaker series and other events, outreach activities, grant and report writing, and maintenance of websites and other social media. The resources available within the Center will make it possible for the person in this position to continue to conduct an active research program in addition to performing the required administrative duties. Candidates should have excellent English writing skills, the ability to perform several tasks concurrently, exceptional organizational and planning skills, strong interpersonal skills, and should be able to interact comfortably with people both in the academic and broader communities. Bilingual ability and flair for creating engaging public educational materials about language science (for social media and local events) is an asset. Applications must include a letter of application, CV, statement of research and administrative experience, and a recent publication or writing sample. Candidates must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to be sent directly to Judith Kroll, Director, Center for Language Science at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment can begin as early as August 20, 2015 but no later than October 1, 2015.  Apply online at 

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