Fernando Lázaro Carreter

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Fernando Lázaro Carreter
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Fernando Lárazo Carreter in 1994
Born(1923-04-13)April 13, 1923
DiedMarch 13, 2004(2004-03-13) (aged 80)
Alma mater
OccupationLinguist, journalist and literary critic

Fernando Lázaro Carreter (Zaragoza, April 13, 1923 — March 4, 2004, in Madrid) was a Spanish linguist, journalist and literary critic.

Carreter worked to improve the way the Spanish language is spoken and written, and penned the hugely popular 1997 book El Dardo en la Palabra (The Dart in the Word), a collection of articles he wrote on linguistic gaffes in the media. Lázaro Carreter was a member, occupying the Seat "R", of the prestigious Royal Spanish Academy (Real Academia Española), the language's official referee, from 1972 until his death, and was its president for seven years, 1991-1998.[1] He taught at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

He died on 4 March 2004 in Madrid at aged 80 from a multiple organ failure.[2]


  1. ^ "Muere Fernando Lázaro Carreter, ex director de la Real Academia Española". Libertad Digital (in Spanish). 4 March 2004. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ Mora, Rosa (5 March 2004). "Muere Lázaro Carreter, el maestro del español". El País (in Spanish). Madrid: Prisa. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

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