Born 1933, Postira, Brač, Croatia. Died 2009 in Zagreb. Studied Yugoslav and French literature at the University of Zagreb (grad. 1958, Ph.D. in phonetics 1965). From 1960 assistant at the Institute of Phonetics at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Zagreb. From 1965 senior lecturer and from 1980 full professor. Editor in chief of magazine Govor, member of the editorial board of jezik magazine and the revue Medijska istraživanja (Media research) . He taught phonetics and linguistics to graduate and postgraduate students at various institutions.