University of Massachusetts Scholar Is the New Leader of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest

Patricia GubitosiPatricia Gubitosi, associate professor of languages, literatures, and cultures in the department of Spanish and Portuguese studies at the University of Massachusetts was elected president of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. Despite its name and its origins focusing on the languages of the American Southwest, the association now has an international focus on the scientific study of languages. The association is based at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

Dr. Gubitosi’s recent research focuses on Spanish and Portuguese minority groups living in Massachusetts and their linguistic diaspora. She is also conducting research on Spanish language use on the Internet with colleagues from the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Belgrano in Argentina.

Dr. Gubitosi is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and earned a bachelor’s degree in linguistics at the University of Buenos Aires. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Argentina. Dr. Gubitosi holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Hispanic linguistics from the University of Houston.

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