Kelsey‘s research focuses on how Peruvian immigrants in the United States adapt to a new cultural and linguistic setting where their variety of Spanish mixes with others, and more specifically: 1) What are the demographic characteristics of Peruvians living in the United States? 2) What characterizes the Spanish spoken by this group? 3) What is the role of language in maintaining Peruvian identity? 4) To what extent do Peruvians integrate linguistically with other Hispanics? Through field research in New Jersey where the highest population of Peruvians resides, this study reveals how linguistic minorities in general and Peruvians in particular feel about their own linguistic changes, and what they believe is gained and lost in the migratory process.