Universal, National and Regional
This chapter describes a series of new national dictionaries as among the less noticed ways of commemorating the recent bicentenaries of independence. It talks about how Peruvian lexicographers presented DiPerú, Diccionario de Peruanismos (Dictionary of Peruvianisms) as a celebration of nine thousand new words and locutions, which was created by Peruvians to reflect the culture and reality of their country. It also mentions the local branches of the Royal Academy that were opened in most Spanish American countries from the 1880s to the 1920s and were committed to defending the purity and splendour of the Spanish language. The chapter cites a special committee in Brazil that was established to oversee and regulate a future Brazilian language in preference to conserving Portuguese. It discusses that the Spanish Royal Academy granted recognition to certain American variations of Spanish as a quid pro quo for a degree of acquiescence to Spain's role as arbiter of the rules.
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