Manuel Sanchis Guarner (ValŔncia, 1911-1981). Philologist and Historian, he is considered the precursor of modern philology in ValŔncia.
He is the author of a vast body of work that covers essays on linguistics, literature, history, ethnography and folklore. His studies are mainly focused in the Valencian region, but also in the rest of the Catalan speaking territories and Spain. He published essential works for Catalan philology and literature and also for the build of Valencian identity, such as La llengua dels valencians (1933), GramÓtica valenciana (1950), Els pobles valencians parlen els uns dels altres (1963-1983), La ciutat de ValŔncia (1972), and Aproximaciˇ a la hist˛ria de la llengua catalana (1980), amongst many others. He also collaborated in the Diccionari catalÓ-valenciÓ-balear and in the Hist˛ria del PaÝs ValenciÓ. In 1974 he was honored with the "Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes".
He was a member of the Associaciˇ d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana.
Page updated by Josep MiÓs i MiÓs for the AELC.
Documentation: Jordi Ferrer Frigola.
Photographs: Biblioteca Valenciana, Manuel Sanchis Guarner's archives.