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Jack Chambers (*1938)
- Language variation and change
- Canadian English
- the notion of "Canadian raising"
Jack Chambers is a Canadian linguist, a professor at the University of Toronto who studies, among other things, Canadian English.
Contribution to Linguistics
An expert in Canadian English, Chambers is director of the dialect topography project at U of T, which has produced important findings in English usage across Canada and in regions of the United States that border Canada.
- Chambers was the first to use the name "Canadian raising" for the typical Canadian form of pronunciation.
- Sociolinguistic Theory: Linguistic Variation and Its Social Significance (second edition, 2003).