Ohala, Manjari

Ohala, Manjari

Date Updated



Linguistics & Language Development

Academic Rank

Professor Emerita

Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

University of California, Los Angeles, 1972 Ph.D.

University of California, Los Angeles, 1967 M.A.

Banaras Hindu University, 1962 M.A.

Banaras Hindu University, 1960 B.A.

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1974-2010

Selected Publications


Manjari Ohala. Sound Patterns of Hindi. Munich(2014) http://works.bepress.com/manjari_ohala/1/

This book addresses a number of issues in the phonetics/phonology of Hindi using a variety of experimental methods--from phonetics (physiological/acoustic/perceptual) to psycholinguistic.(King Library 7th Floor PK1933 .O33 2014)

Personal Commentary

Dr. Manjari Ohala received an M.A. in Sanskrit from the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. Subsequently, she received her Ph.D. from UCLA where she specialized in phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, Indo-Aryan linguistics, and the psycholinguistics of phonology.

Dr. Ohala became a member of SJSU's faculty in 1974. She is the author of Aspects of Hindi Phonology (1983, Motilal Banarsidass) and Sound Patterns of Hindi (2014, LinCom Europa). Additionally, she has co-edited volumes, delivered papers at numerous national/international conferences and published a number of articles in journals such as Language, Lingua, and Phonetica. She speaks Hindi and Punjabi as well as English.


Ohala, Manjari