Country ideology and the California Vowel Shift

@article{Podesva2015CountryIA,
  title={Country ideology and the California Vowel Shift},
  author={Robert Podesva and Annette D'Onofrio and Janneke van Hofwegen and Seung K. Kim},
  journal={Language Variation and Change},
  year={2015},
  volume={27},
  pages={157 - 186}
}
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