AGREEMENT OF THE ACADÈMIA VALENCIANA DE LA LLENGUA (AVL), ADOPTED DURING THE PLENARY MEETING HELD ON 9 FEBRUARY 2005, APPROVING THE RESOLUTION CONCERNING PRINCIPLES AND CRITERIA FOR PROTECTING THE NAME AND IDENTITY OF VALENCIAN
One of the responsibilities of the Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua (Valencian Academy of the Language), the normative body for the Valencian language, is «to watch over the normal use of Valencian and defend its name and identity» as set down in Law 7/1998 of September 16, of the Generalitat Valenciana (art. 7. d).
In keeping with article 4 of that same Law, in its actions the AVL shall base itself on the «principles and criteria ... which emerge from the resolution approved by the Valencia Council of Culture ... which appear in the preamble to the law», which establish the following regarding the name and the nature of Valencian:
Starting from these principles, in a meeting held on 19 December 2003, the plenary session of the Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua (Valencian Academy of the Language) approved an Institutional Declaration on the Name and Identity of Valencian and on Current, Official Regulations, in which the following postulates, among others, were set down: