John Ohala, Emeritus Lab Director ohala portrait

John Ohala passed away in August, 2020. Please see the remembrances page for comments from his friends and colleagues.

John J. Ohala is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics. He has been on the Berkeley faculty since 1970. His research interests are in experimental phonology and phonetics and ethological aspects of communication, including speech perception, sound change, phonetic and phonological universals, psycholinguistic studies in phonology, and sound symbolism.