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The Chilean Academy of the Spanish Language: the institutionalization of a discourse community

Darío Rojas University of Chile In the present entry, I will make an initial case for the thesis that the Academia Chilena de la Lengua (Chilean Academy of the Spanish Language, from this point forward “Chilean Academy”), founded in 1885,

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Posted in 19th century, 20th century, America, Chile, History, Language teaching, Lexicography, Linguistics, Spanish

Somewhat caught between lexicology and syntax: a look at Phraseology

Sabine Fiedler University of Leipzig Terminology and characteristics A number of different terms have been used to name the topic of this blog entry. For example, in English, the following expressions are used synonymously: multi-word lexemes, phrasemes, set phrases, prefabricated

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Posted in 20th century, History, Lexicography, Linguistics, Phraseology

The lost Tesoro del ydioma ylocano

Rebeca Fernández Rodríguez Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro At the end of the 18th century, Russian Empress Catherine II wanted to compile an atlas of the world’s languages. She commissioned first the German Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811) and then

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Posted in 18th century, Lexicography, Philippines

New dating of the Iloko manuscript lexicography

Rebeca Fernández Rodríguez Centro de Estudos em Letras (CEL) Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) Missionary lexicography in the Philippines is extensive and exhaustive. Dozens of grammars and vocabularies have been written since the Spanish arrival in the Philippines

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Posted in 17th century, 18th century, Europe, Field linguistics, Lexicography, Linguistics, Philippines