Country ideology and the California Vowel Shift

  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},
  pages={157 - 186}
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