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Daniel A. Dinnsen, Ph.D.


Daniel A. Dinnsen is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also a member of the Program in Cognitive Science and core faculty of the NIH Training Grant in Speech, Hearing, and Sensory Communication. He is CoPrincipal Investigator of the Learnability Project. His research interests draw on the latest developments in linguistic theory in modeling phonological acquisition.


B. A. with Distinction, 1969, Spanish and Linguistics, Indiana University, Bloomington

Ph.D., 1972, Linguistics, University of Texas, Austin

Grants, Honors and Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, 1969

Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1969

NSF and American Council of Learned Societies, Principal Investigator, Phonological Theories Project, 1977-79

US Public Health Service (Biomedical Research Fund), Pilot study of functionally deviant phonology, 1978-79

NSF Science Faculty Development Fellowship, 1981-82

NSF International Travel Grant, XIII International Congress of Linguists, Tokyo, 1982

NIDCD R01 DC00260, CoPrincipal Investigator, 1985-98; Claude Pepper NIH Excellence Award

Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Indiana University, 1997

NIDCD R01 DC01694, CoPrincipal Investigator, 1998-present


LING, L303, Introduction to Linguistic Analysis

LING, L307, Phonology

LING, L542, Phonological analysis

LING, L642, Advanced phonological theory

LING, L700, Seminar in phonological acquisition