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Velando Casanova, Mónica
In this paper, a contrastive analysis of normative issues concerning the grammatical categories of determinants and pronouns included in the Spanish Royal Academy Grammars and Dictionaries is carried out. The corpus comprises the different editions of its grammatical work (1771, 1796, 1854, 1870, 1883, 1911, 1917, the 1973 Sketch and the NGLE of 2009), as well as the twenty-three editions of its lexicographical work (from 1780 to 2014). Issues related to the linguistic norm, which have been extracted from a comparison between the different editions throughout history, have been examined, classified and described. Results from this study reveal the following data: on the one hand, Grammars pay closer attention to prescriptive issues; on the other hand, a lack of coherence between Grammars and Dictionaries both in the follow-up of the linguistic norm and in the correction criteria used can be observed. In addition to that and with regard to dictionaries, the manual editions along with the 23rd edition are exceptional provided their interest in collecting a greater number of allusions to proper linguistic use.