Symposium on Linguistic Attitudes towards 

Spanish, Portuguese and Related Languages

   April 12 - 13, 2019
   University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center

LASPRL 2019 seeks to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines who are interested in sharing their expertise on linguistic attitudes, and discussing and comparing their extensive empirical and theoretical findings, so as to accomplish a synergy of perspectives and approaches that emphasize the role of language attitude practices in dealing with demanding situations emerging in intergroup encounters involving Spanish, Portuguese and the related language they are in contact with in the 21st Century.

Following the success of the 1st International Symposium on Linguistic Attitudes toward Spanish, Portuguese and Related Languages held in Fort Wayne in 2016, this edition of the symposium will welcome presentations that address the following topics:

Official languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish

Preliminary Schedule

    - 8 a.m. - 9 :30 a.m.: Registration
    - 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Conference Sessions
    - 6:30 p.m.: Conference Dinner

    - 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Conference Sessions
    - 6:30 p.m.: Conference Dinner

Registration includes all symposium programming and breaks, lunches and dinners on both days. Click the Register Now button above to complete a registration. You will first be prompted to login to our registration system either by using an existing account or by creating a new account. Once you login you will be brought through the registration form, where you will select one of the registration options below. Payment is accepted online by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover), or you can select to mail payment by check. For additional registration/payment related assistance, please contact the UMass Conference Services Registration Office (413-577-8102,

REGISTRATION TYPE                     FEE         
Faculty Registration $280.00
Graduate Student Registration $220.00

Late Fee

All registrations and/or payments received after March 28, 2019, will be assessed a late registration fee. Please submit your registration and payment promptly to avoid being assessed any late fee.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing by the close of business (5PM ET) on April 4, 2019, will receive a refund less a $60.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after this date. To cancel send a written confirmation of cancellation to the UMass Conference Registration Office by fax (413-577-8130) or email (