Manuel Sanchis i Guarner

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Manuel Sanchis i Guarner (Valencia
Valencia (city in Spain)
Valencia or València is the capital and most populous city of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain, with a population of 809,267 in 2010. It is the 15th-most populous municipality in the European Union...

, 1911-1981) was a Valencian
Valencian Community
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 Spanish
Spain
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  philologist, historian and writer.

He was an author of a vast work ranging from studies of linguistics
Linguistics
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, literature
Literature
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, history
History
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, ethnography
Ethnography
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 to popular culture
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, basically centered on the Valencian Community
Valencian Community
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, but also on the rest of the territories of the ancient Crown of Aragon
Crown of Aragon
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 and the whole Iberian peninsula
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.

His most famous contributions were La llengua dels valencians (The language of the Valencians), first published in 1933, la Gramàtica valenciana (Valencian grammar) (1950), Els pobles valencians parlen els uns dels altres (Valencian towns speak about each other), or Aproximació a la història de la llengua catalana (An approach to the history of the Catalan language
Catalan language
Catalan is a Romance language, the national and only official language of Andorra and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Valencian Community, where it is known as Valencian , as well as in the city of Alghero, on the Italian island...

) (1980). He also collaborated in some major works such as Diccionari Català-Valencià-Balear (Catala-Valencian-Balearic dictionary) or Història del País Valencià (History of the Valencian Country). In 1974, he was rewarded with the Honor Prize of the Catalan Letters.

External links

  • Sanchis Guarner at the AELC (Association of Writers in Catalan Language) from which he was a member. Page in Catalan, English and Spanish.