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 Boer ( or Chris (

Upcoming Presentations (Fall 2019)

10/21 Anton Kukhto (MIT)
A discussion of a paper (available here):
Smolensky and Goldrick (2016): Gradient Symbolic Representations in Grammar: The case of French Liaison
10/28 TBA
11/4 TBA
11/18 Michael Kenstowicz (MIT) & Sherry Yong Chen (MIT)
11/25 TBA
12/2 TBA
12/9 TBA