Patricia Gubitosi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at the University of Buenos Aires. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Houston in 2006, with a dissertation entitled La expresión de la pasividad en el discurso hispano en California y Nuevo México, 1855-1950, where she examines the use of Spanish passive voice as an  issoglose for the different  Spanish dialects of the US Southwest.

Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Social bilingualism
  • Language in contact
  • Diaspora linguistics
  • Linguistic identity
  • Linguistic landscape

Courses Recently Taught

  • Spanish 314 – Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • Spanish 470 – General View of Hispanic Linguistics
  • Spanish 471 – Linguistic Varieties and Pluralism
  • Spanish 597S-Discourse Analysis
  • Spanish 672 – Hispanic Dialectology
  • Spanish 674 – Bilingualism and language contact
  • Spanish 791 – Seminar in Spanish Sociolinguistics