J. K. (Jack) Chambers
Professor of Linguistics
University of Toronto


Office address:

Department of Linguistics
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3

Sidney Smith Hall 4059


(416) 978-1764


(416) 971-2688



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J. K. (Jack) Chambers is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Sociolinguistic Theory: Linguistic Variation and Its Social Significance (third edition, 2009), co-editor with Natalie Schilling of The Handbook of Language Variation and Change (second edition, 2013) and co-author, with Peter Trudgill, of Dialectology (second edition, 1998), as well as other books and scores of articles. He works extensively as a forensic consultant and maintains a parallel vocation in jazz criticism, including the prize-winning biography Milestones: The Music and Times of Miles Davis (1998) and Bouncin' with Bartok: The Incomplete Works of Richard Twardzik (2008).

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