A parametric approach to language history

Language and Gene Lineages (LanGeLin) is the European Research Council-funded research project 'Meeting Darwin's last challenge: toward a global tree of human languages and genes' coordinated by Professor Giuseppe Longobardi, PI, from 2012 to 2018.

The project addresses one question, formulated by Charles Darwin in The Origin of Species, namely whether the cultural transmission and differentiation of languages over the period of human history matches the biological transmission and differentiation of the genetic characters which define the populations of the world.

Professor Giuseppe Longobardi

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