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The Center for California Languages and Cultures (CCALC; pronounced "sea-calque”) was established in 2011 as a Center of the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara. CCALC’s mandate is to promote greater knowledge of the full range of California’s rich linguistic resources past and present, including indigenous and immigrant languages, regional and ethnoracial dialects, subcultural speech styles, and activity-specific ways of using language. CCALC also focuses on language policy and politics within California both historically and in the present day. CCALC seeks to advance research, education, and public understanding of language in California.  xxxxxxxxx