At this week’s lab meeting, Kate McCurdy will give a talk titled ‘Why do German speakers seem to ignore reliable cues to inflection class?’

  • Tuesday, January 11, 15:00–16:00 (Montreal time, UTC-5).
  • Meetings are via Zoom. If you would like to attend the talk but have not yet signed up for the MCQLL meetings this semester, please send an email to


Grammatical gender is a highly statistically reliable cue to plural inflection class for German nouns, yet one that appears mainly disregarded by German speakers in wug inflection tasks. I will present some new experimental findings (work in progress) which shed light on this unexpected behavior.