Reading Group on Phonetics and Phonology

Welcome to the MIT Phonology Circle! We are a student-run reading group on phonetics and phonology. We offer an informal platform for presenters interested in these topics to:

  • Lead a discussion of a new or old paper you are curious about (you can contact us for ideas!)
  • Present work in progress (including experimental designs that you’d like to discuss)
  • Introduce phonological puzzles with or without a solution
  • Provide tutorials about particular research tools (experimental platforms, acoustic analysis software, articulatory imaging technology)
  • Give practice talks

This spring, we will be meeting on Wednesdays, 5pm-6:30pm in room 32-D831 (unless announced otherwise).

If you are interested in joining our mailing list, please join here.  

If you would like to present in one of the meetings, please email Daniel ( or Chris (

Upcoming Presentations (Spring 2018)

4/24 Jonathan Bobaljik (Harvard University), David Koester (University of Alaska Fairbanks), Chikako Ono (Chiba University), G. D. Zaporotskij
Text setting in an Itelmen khodila (song) (abstract)
The talk will start at 5:30pm (instead of 5pm)
5/1 Michael Kenstowicz (MIT)
5/8 Aleksei Nazarov (University of Toronto)
Opacity and exceptionality as a single hidden structure problem
4/15 Boer Fu (MIT)