North American Academy of the Spanish Language
date of foundation: 1973
The North American Academy of the Spanish Language (Spanish: Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española, ANLE) is an institution made up of philologists of the Spanish language who live and work in the United States, including writers, poets, professors, educators and experts in the language itself. Its mission is to support and promote the study and correct usage of Spanish in the United States of America (not including Puerto Rico where it has their own academy). The Academia, established in New York City in 1973, is a corresponding member of the Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy) and a member of the Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española (Association of Academies of the Spanish Language), in Madrid, Spain.
Directors of the Academy:
Carlos McHale (1973–1978)
Odón Betanzos Palacios (1978–2007)
Gerardo Piña-Rosales (2008–present)
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