Diane Ohala

University of Arizona

Diane Ohala is Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Arizona. She received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Arizona in 1996. Before teaching for the Linguistics Department at Arizona, she was a post-doctoral fellow in Speech and Hearing Sciences and the Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, also at Arizona, followed by a visiting assistant professorship in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department at Arizona State University. Her research interests focus on phonological acquisition in first- and second-language speakers, particularly as related to syllable structure, but also include phonology and phonetics in general, and psycholinguistics.