Giuseppe Longobardi and Alessio Boattini. Darwin's Last Challenge: The LANGELIN Project
with the participation of Francesco Cavalli-Sforza and Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
The LANGELIN (LANguage-GEne_LINeages) project is the result of a joint initiative involving linguists and geneticists, which has been under way for several years now and which aims to pursue a line of research originally devised by Luca Cavalli Sforza some 25 years ago, seeking to establish the relationship between the biological transmission of genetic patrimony and the cultural transmission of language in the history of mankind. A new method is currently being devised to accurately measure the grammatical diversity of languages and to compare that diversity with the genetic distance separating the populations on the various continents. The object of the exercise is to help shed light on the history of human migration and the impact that that migration has had on the formation of cultural, and especially linguistic, diversity.
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