San José: Editorial UCR, 2009. 1st ed. Paperback. 154p., wrps. Fine. Item #41029
Mr. Arturo Agüero Chaves was born in San Isidro de Coronado, on March 28, 1907. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Arts from the Institute of Alajuela and worked in many rural schools and high schools in the country. His philological and humanistic work made him one of the most distinguished professors of the University of Costa Rica, where he served as a professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Letters and was director of the Department of Philology, Linguistics and Literature for 15 years. He was also Director of the Costa Rican Academy of Language, which allowed him to project his work on an international scale. He belonged to distinguished international societies of the language and received numerous awards for his literary production. Don Arturo developed an arduous work of study and research on the origin and development of linguistics, which he projected in primary, secondary and higher education, not only in Costa Rica but also in many countries of America and Europe. Among his main publications are The Romancero Tico, Literature and Spanish Grammar, The Spanish of America and Costa Rica, Origin and Development of Linguistics, Dictionary of Costarriquenismos and Spanish Phonology and Phonetics. In 1997 the University Council awarded him the Doctorate Honoris Causa of the University of Costa Rica and in 2003 the Regional Headquarters of the West, in San Ramón, baptized the library, with his name.