Contact between unrelated languages is my core area of interest, including both language-internal and sociolinguistic changes that arise from contact.
Language maintenance and shift
My dissertation project looks at language choice from generation to generation in Inner Mongolia, China. Slides and posters from some recent presentations are linked here: 2016 Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics in Bloomington, 2015 New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) in Toronto, 2014 Urban Linguistics Seminar in Hohhot.
Phonology of languages in contact
In 2011 I made some field recordings to investigate the phonological adaptation of Chinese and Russian loanwords into different dialects of Modern Mongolian. That work is briefly documented in these slides from my presentation at the workshop on "Loanwords as evidence in formal linguistics" at the 2012 annual meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea, and extensively documented in my 2013 MA thesis.