Academia Costarricense de la Lengua

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The Academia Costarricense de la Lengua (Spanish for Costa Rican Academy of Language) is an association of academics and experts on the use of the Spanish language in Costa Rica. It was founded in San José on October 12, 1923. It is a member of the Association of Spanish Language Academies.

Members[edit]

CHAIR A

Cleto Gonzalez Viquez. Founder (1923-1937)

Victor Manuel Sanabria Martinez († 1952). Elected; didn’t join.

Enrique Macaya Lahmann (1953-1982)

Eugenio Rodriguez Vega (1984-2008)

Marilyn Echeverria Zurcher de Sauter (2009-….)


CHAIR B


Alejandro Alvarado Quiros. Founder (1923-1945)

Anastasio Alfaro Gonzalez. († 1951). Elected; didn’t join.

Alejandro Aguilar Machado (1955-1984)

Jorge Charpentier Garcia (1985-2004)

Amalia Chaverri Fonseca (2006-….)


CHAIR C

Jose Maria Alfaro Cooper. Founder (1923-1938)

Julian Marchena Valle-Riestra (1941-1985)

Virginia Sandoval de Fonseca. Later became ad honorem member. (1986-2011)

Carlos Francisco Monge Meza (2006-….)


CHAIR D

Manuel Maria de Peralta y Alfaro. Founder (1923-1930)

Mario Sancho Jimenez (resigned in 1938). Elected; didn’t join.

Samuel Arguedas Katchenguis (1941-1978)

Alfonso Ulloa Zamora (1984-2000)

Laureano Alban Rivas (2004-….)


CHAIR E

Ricardo Jimenez Oreamuno. Founder (1923-1945).

Manuel Francisco Jimenez Ortiz (1947-1952)

Juan Trejos Quiros (1953-1970)

Joaquin Gutierrez Mangel († 2001). Elected; didn’t join.

Emilia Macaya Trejos (2002-….)


CHAIR F

Ricardo Fernandez Guardia. Founder (1923-1950)

Carlos Orozco Castro (1951-1966)

Ricardo Castro Beeche († 1967). Elected; didn’t join.

Isaac Felipe Azofeifa Bolaños (1989-1997)

Samuel Rovinski Gruszco (1999-….)


CHAIR G

Julio Acosta Garcia. Founder (1923-1954)

Abelardo Bonilla Baldares (1955-1969)

Jose Basileo Acuña Zeledon (1969-1992)

Adolfo Constenla Umana (1995-….)


CHAIR H

Fabio Baudrit Gonzalez. Founder (1923-1954)

Arturo Aguero Chaves (1955-2001)

Alfonso Lopez Martin (2001-2004)

Julieta Dobles Yzaguirre (2006-….)


CHAIR I

Ernesto Martin Carranza. Founder (1923-1950)

Luis Dobles Segreda († 1956). Elected; didn’t join.

Rodrigo Facio Brenes († 1961). Elected; didn’t join.

Cristian Rodriguez Estrada (1968-1980)

Enrique Benavides Chaverri († 1986). Elected; didn’t join.

Jezer Gonzalez Picado (1989-2005)

Enrique Margery Pena (2006-2011)

Victor Manuel Sanchez Corrales (elected)


CHAIR J

Alberto Echandi Montero. Founder (1923-1944)

Hernan G. Peralta Quiros (1947-1981)

Fernando Centeno Guell (1987-1993)

Arnoldo Mora Rodriguez (1996-….)


CHAIR L

Alberto Brenes Cordoba. Founder (1923-1942)

Luis Demetrio Tinoco Castro (1947-1985)

Daniel Gallegos Troyo (1990-….)


CHAIR M

Justo A. Facio de la Guardia. Founder (1923-1931)

Napoleon Quesada Salazar (1934-1937)

Moises Vincenzi Pacheco (1941-1964)

Alberto F. Canas Escalante (1967-….)


CHAIR N

Gregorio Martin Carranza. Founder (1923-1956)

Hernan Zamora Elizondo (1957-1967)

Carlos Luis Saenz Elizondo († 1983). Elected; didn’t join.

Luis Barahona Jimenez (1985-1987)

Mario Picado Umana († 1988). Elected; didn’t join.

Julieta Pinto González (1992-….)


CHAIR O

Carlos Gagini Chavarria. Founder (1923-1925)

Jenaro Cardona Valverde (1926-1930)

Rogelio Sotela Bonilla (1933-1943)

Luis Felipe Gonzalez Flores (1951-1973)

Carlos Salazar Herrera († 1980). Elected; didn’t join.

Fabian Dobles Rodriguez (1994-1997)

Fernando Duran Ayanegui (2003-….)


CHAIR P

Roberto Brenes Mesen. Founder (1923-1947)

Joaquin Vargas Coto (1947-1959)

Jose Marin Cañas (1959-1980)

Roberto Murillo Zamora (1990-1994)

Rafael Angel Herra Rodriguez (1997-….)


CHAIR Q

Joaquin Garcia Monge. Founder (1923-1958)

Jose Maria Arce Bartolini (1959-1979)

Carlos Rafael Duverran Porras (1985-1995)

Estrella Cartin de Guier (1997-….)


CHAIR R

Claudio Gonzalez Rucavado. Founder (1923-1928)

Otilio Ulate Blanco (1941-1973)

Francisco Amighetti Ruiz († 1998). Elected; didn’t join.

Miguel Angel Quesada Pacheco (2000-….)


CHAIR S

Guillermo Vargas Calvo. Founder (1923-1934)

Victor Guardia Quiros (1951-1959)

Leon Pacheco Solano (1963-1980)

Carmen Naranjo Coto. Later became ad honorem member. (1989-2011)

Anacristina Rossi Lara (2007-2009)

Mario Portilla Chaves (2011-….)


CHAIR T

Jorge Francisco Saenz Carbonell (2007-….)


CHAIR U

Armando Vargas Araya (2007-….)


CHAIR V

Flora Ovares Ramírez (2008-….)

Ad honorem members[edit]

Valeriano Fernandez Ferraz († 1925).

Carmen Naranjo Coto († 2011).

Virginia Sandoval de Fonseca († 2006).


Costa Ricans in other Spanish language academies[edit]

Julio Acosta Garcia, El Salvador, 1915

Samuel Arguedas Katchenguis, Mexico, 1973

Rima Rothe Strasburger de Vallbona, United States, 2012


External links[edit]