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In this article, the author focuses on the conference of academies of the Spanish language that took place in Mexico in 1951 and analyzes the discourses on language as well as the views on the linguistic institutions that emerged in the course of the conference. The reasons for the Real Academia Española´s absence are addressed and so is the initiative by Mexico´s president Miguel Alemán.


This work was originally published in "A POLITICAL HISTORY OF SPANISH: THE MAKING OF A LANGUAGE," edited by José del Valle.



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