Manjari (Manju) Ohala
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.