Major interests
  • Resolving linguistic and human past by using large datasets and quantitative methods
  • Ecological aspects of human past
  • Importance of extralinguistic variables in language evolution
More focused interests
  • Linguistic history of the Finnic speaker area
  • Phylogenetic analysis of Uralic languages
  • Quantitative analysis of linguistic variation
  • Applying population genetic methods on dialect data
  • Kinship related contacts