I ran across this cool Stanford project while doing completely unrelated research for my lit review (don't ask, i have adhd, shiny) and found it fascinating.

As someone from the Shasta/Humboldt County Area, I had to code switch in order to fit in with my more urban surrounds once i started moving south. Its nice to know that i wasn't exaggerating the dialect/accent difference between the various parts of CA ;)

You can listen to the KPCC interview here: http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-…

And visit the Stanford page here:http://www.stanford.edu/dept/linguisti…