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Argentine Language Academy

It was founded in 1931. Given that at first it did not have the characteristics of a “Language Academy”, it was just “associated” to the Royal Spanish Academy. Now it has “associate” status, like the other academies. Its current headquarters are in Sánchez de Bustamante 2663, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. Its membership includes the […]

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What type of French to use

In previous articles we introduced the different French variations, and made the comparison with Spanish. While all French speakers can understand each other, as with Spanish speakers, it is not the same French spoken in each French speaking country. We said that while French speakers can understand each other perfectly regardless of the country they […]

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Mexican Language Academy

The Mexican Language Academy was founded in 1875. One of its honorary members, the writer Octavo Paz, has obtained, among other awards, the Cervantes Prize (1981) and the Nobel Prize for Literature (1990). The Mexican Academy, which has always been characterized by good relations with other language academies, organized the first Congress of Spanish Language […]

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What are the most Spoken Languages in the World?

Today, world population is approximately 6 billion people. Without attracting much attention, the most spoken language in the world belongs to the most populated country in the world: China. The following is a ranking of the most spoken languages. 1. Mandarin Chinese With nearly 845 million native speakers and 23.6% of the world population, it […]

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What Is DITA and What Does It Do

DITA, which stands for Darwin Information Typing Architecture, is an XML specification designed to develop, produce and distribute technical information. IBM designed it in 1999, but in 2004 it took over OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) and since then it has been responsible for its management and the development of a […]

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Does Surprise Create Disorder?

Each time we see less exciting performances in this World Cup, since, as time goes by, fewer and fewer teams are participating. Some rivals are surprised when faced with a high-performance team, and those surprises are handled differently: some become baffled and discouraged; others continue to compete and adapt quickly to an unexpected goal, which is the […]

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The Art of Typing

The definition of typing (as a noun), from Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, is using a computer keyboard or a typewriter to produce typed documents or text. Since nowadays the typewriter is practically obsolete, the process of typing is more often used for inputting text on a computer keyboard. Typing is a technique that involves “training” […]

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