Havana, Cuba.-The Cuban Academy of Language (ACuL) today celebrates the 90th anniversary of its founding with a ceremony to be attended by renowned Ibero-American specialists.
The director of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), Dario Villanueva, and the secretary general of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, Francisco Javier Perez, have arrived in the country to participate in the main activity and other events.
Academicians analyzed several projects, such as the development of a dictionary for schoolchildren and some aspects of grammar for teacher training.
During the ceremony today, Villanueva and Perez will be credited as associate members of ACuL, during a ceremony to be held at the Main Lecture Hall of the San Geronimo College in the capital.
The Academy will also confer this category to Panamanian writer, Guillermo Sanchez Borbon, and will pay tribute to the 90th anniversary of the homologous Panamanian Academy of Language and to Cuban scholar, Roberto Fernandez Retamar, granting him the status of associate member.
The ACuL was founded on May 19th, 1926. It brings together writers, critics, linguists and teachers under the slogan ‘Letter and Spirit’.
The organization has 27 members, among them, prestigious personalities in the region such as Miguel Barnet, Graziella Pogolotti, Eusebio Leal, Nancy Morejon, Ambrosio Fornet, Ana Margarita Mateo and Anton Arrufat, among others.