Patricia Gubitosi


   Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics





Patricia Gubitosi


























Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States, and the Hispanic population is the biggest minority group in the country. There are also important communities of Portuguese speakers in New England, mainly in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Therefore, to study these languages in contact with English is, at the same time, a challenging and exciting task.



I am very thankful to the Digital Humanities Initiative of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts for giving me the opportunity to start a project that documents the linguistic varieties of the Spanish and Portuguese spoken in the area.



The New England Corpus of Heritage and Second Language Speakers collects data from immigrants and heritage speakers of Spanish and Portuguese who live in New England.


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