Dear colleagues and friends,

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all of the death of our dear Manuel Alvar Ezquerra on April, 3rd. He has died at the age of 70, in Madrid. As you know, Manuel Alvar was the first director of our research group (then called “Lexicology and Lexicography”), from whom I ‘inherited’ it. He was someone tremendously important to me, a figure of light who guided me, supported me and provided me with an inexhaustible source of inspiration. I will always carry him in my heart. We are all, to a greater or lesser extent, part of his impressive legacy. He has left many intellectual offsprings. Those of us who have known him in person should feel especially proud and fortunate to have had such a privilege. May he rest in peace.

As a symbol of mourning tribute to his memory, Lexytrad has added a black ribbon to its logo in April. Our condolences and solidarity go to to his family, friends and academia in general.

With best wishes,
Gloria Corpas

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