Academia Dominicana de la Lengua

The Academia Dominicana de la Lengua [1] (variously translated as the Dominican Academy of Language, the Dominican Academy of the Language, the Dominican Academy of Letters, or glossed as the Dominican Academy of the Spanish Language; acronym ADL) is the Dominican Republic's correspondent academy of the Royal Spanish Academy. It was founded in Santo Domingo on 12 October 1927 and, like the other academies, has the principal function of working to regulate the Spanish language.

Academia Dominicana de la Lengua
EstablishedOctober 12, 1927
Founded atSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic
FocusDominican Spanish
HeadquartersCasa de las Academias
Region served
Dominican Republic
Official languages
PublicationDiccionario del español dominicano
AffiliationsAssociation of Spanish Language Academies


Association of Academies of the Spanish Language

The Association of Academies of the Spanish Language (Spanish: Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española, ASALE) is an entity whose end is to work for the unity, integrity, and growth of the Spanish language. It was created in Mexico in 1951 and represents the union of all the separate academies in the Spanish-speaking world. The association publishes reference works on the Spanish language and commemorative editions of Hispanic literature, among other publications.

Dominican Spanish

Dominican Spanish is Spanish as spoken in the Dominican Republic; and also among the Dominican diaspora, most of whom live in the United States, chiefly in New York City, New Jersey, Boston, and Miami.

Dominican Spanish, a subset of Caribbean Spanish, is based on the Andalusian and Canarian Spanish dialects of southern Spain, and has borrowed vocabulary from Taíno and other Arawakan languages, from West African languages, and from English. Speakers of Dominican Spanish may also use conservative words that in the so-called "upper-class speech of Spain" would be considered archaisms. The variety spoken in the Cibao region is a mixture of two dialects: that of the 16th- and 17th-century Portuguese colonists in the Cibao valley, and that of the 18th-century Canarian settlers. According to the linguist John Lipski, the greatest extra-Hispanic influences on Dominican Spanish have been Haitian Creole and West African languages.


Jarabacoa is a town and the second largest municipality in La Vega Province, Dominican Republic.

José Luis Martínez Rodríguez

José Luis Martínez Rodríguez (1918 in Atoyac, Jalisco) was a Mexican academic, diplomat, essayist, historian, bibliographer and editor. He was the director of the Fondo de Cultura Económica from 1977 to 1982 and professor of literature with the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

List of countries where Spanish is an official language

The following is a list of countries where Spanish is an official language, plus a number of countries where Spanish, or any language closely related to it, is an important or significant language.

Manuel Antonio Rueda González

Manuel Antonio Rueda González (27 August 1921 in Monte Cristi Province; † 20 December 1999 in Santo Domingo ) was a Dominican writer and pianist.

Rueda studied at the Liceo Musical at María Luisa Nanita and Olivia Pichardo and was later a student of Manuela Jiménez. He continued his education at the Rosita Renard's Conservatory in Santiago de Chile and, together with Armando Palacios Bate, undertook a concert tour through South America, after which he finished with the Premio Orrego Carvallo excellent.

When he returned to the Dominican Republic after fourteen years, he became director of the Liceo Musical Pablo Claudio in San Cristóbal and later became a piano professor at the Conservatorio de Santo Domingo. At the Interamericano de Música Festival in 1972, he played with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de la República Dominicana George Gershwin Piano Concerto in F .

In addition, Rueda was a member of the Instituto de Investigaciones folklóricas of the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña. In 1974, he founded the avant-garde literary movement of Pluralism (philosophy) alongside Miguel Vila Luna, who expanded it in architectonics. He was a member of the Academia Dominicana de la Lengua, a member of the Facultad de Ciencias y Artes Musicales of the Universidad de Chile, and was a recipient of the Order of Merit of Duarte, Sánchez and Mella. Rueda won the Premio Anual de Literatura ("Annual Literature Award") six times, and in 1995 he won the Premio Teatral Tirso de Molina.

Rueda's pupils included Margarita Luna de Espaillat.

Manuel de Jesús Troncoso de la Concha

Manuel de Jesús María Ulpiano Troncoso de la Concha (April 3, 1878 – May 30, 1955) was an intellectual and President of the Dominican Republic from 1940 until 1942, as a puppet of dictator Rafael Trujillo. Prior to ascending to the Presidency, he was Vice-President from 1938 to 1940. His term began upon the death of President Jacinto Peynado. He also served in 1911 during the reign of the Council of Secretaries.

Spanish language

Spanish ( (listen); español ) or Castilian ( (listen), castellano ) is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in the Americas and Spain. It is a global language and the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.Spanish is a part of the Ibero-Romance group of languages, which evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin in Iberia after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century. The oldest Latin texts with traces of Spanish come from mid-northern Iberia in the 9th century, and the first systematic written use of the language happened in Toledo, then capital of the Kingdom of Castile, in the 13th century. Beginning in 1492, the Spanish language was taken to the viceroyalties of the Spanish Empire, most notably to the newly-discovered the Americas, as well as territories in Africa, Oceania and the Philippines.Around 75% of modern Spanish vocabulary is derived from Latin.

Ancient Greek has also contributed substantially to Spanish vocabulary, especially through Latin, where it had a great impact.

Spanish vocabulary has been in contact with Arabic from an early date, having developed during the Al-Andalus era in the Iberian Peninsula. With around 8% of its vocabulary being Arabic in origin, this language is the second most important influence after Latin.

It has also been influenced by Basque, Iberian, Celtiberian, Visigothic, and by neighboring Ibero-Romance languages.Additionally, it has absorbed vocabulary from other languages, particularly the Romance languages—French, Italian, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan, and Sardinian—as well as from Nahuatl, Quechua, and other indigenous languages of the Americas.Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. It is also used as an official language by the European Union, the Organization of American States, the Union of South American Nations, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, the African Union and many other international organizations.Despite its large number of speakers, the Spanish language does not feature prominently in scientific writing, with the exception of the humanities.

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