List of language regulators This is a list of bodies that regulate standard languages, often called language academies
. Language academies are motivated by, or closely associated with, linguistic purism
, and typically publish prescriptive dictionaries
which purport to officiate and prescribe the meaning of words and pronunciations. A language regulator may also have a more descriptive approach, however, while maintaining and promoting (but not imposing) a standard spelling. Many language academies are private institutions, although some are governmental bodies in different states, or enjoy some form of government-sanctioned status in one or more countries. There may also be multiple language academies attempting to regulate and codify
the same language, sometimes based in different countries and sometimes influenced by political factors (see also: pluricentric language
Apart from the Akademio de Esperanto
, most auxiliary languages, also known as constructed languages (Conlangs
) have no true linguistic regulators, language academies.
Bodies such as the Akademio de Esperanto
look at questions of usage in the light of the original goals and principles of the language.
Other constructed languages
The auxiliary language Interlingua
has no regulating body, as its vocabulary, grammar, and orthography are viewed as a product of ongoing social forces. In theory, Interlingua therefore evolves independent from any human regulator. Interlingua's vocabulary is verified and recorded
by dynamically applying certain general principles to an existing set of natural languages and their etymologies. The International Auxiliary Language Association
ceased to exist in 1954, and according to the secretary of Union Mundial de Interlingua
"Interlingua doesn't need its Academy".
These bodies do not attempt to regulate any language in a prescriptive manner and are primarily concerned with aiding and advising the government on policies regarding language usage.
Thomas, George (1991) Linguistic purism p.108, quotation:
Whereas a number of the puristically motivated language societies have assumed de facto responsibility for language cultivation, the decisions of the academies have often had the force of law. ... Since academies are so closely associated with the notion of purism, a brief word on their history may not be out of place. The first academy to deal expressly and exclusively with language matters was the Accademia della Crusca ... Its orientation was essentially conservative, favouring a return to the Tuscan language as cultivated in the fourteenth century over the innovations of contemporary renaissance poets such as Torquato Tasso. ... One of its first tasks -- as with so many academies to follow -- was to produce a large-scale prescriptive dictionary of Italian
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- ^ Council of the Cherokee Nation
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