Aproximación a la obra de Andrés Laguna en el Diccionario de Autoridades
The work of the physician and humanist Andrés Laguna was a prime source for the Diccionario de Autoridades (1726-39), the first work composed by the members of the Real Academia Española. The use of this work for the preparation of the dictionary is in many ways the same practiced on other books used as auctoritates, literary as well as non-literary: reading, selection and copy of fragments to be used afterwards as quotations, influence (in same cases) of the sources on the definitions. Nevertheless, the recourse to the work of Laguna differs from others in the regularity with which the book is cited throughout the volumes of the dictionary and the huge influence it had on the definition of many words. These pages also show how the language of the 16th-century work of Laguna is altered in the quotations to suit the new orthographical doctrine of the Real Academia.