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LanGeLin (Language and Gene Lineages) is the acronym for the ERC-funded research project "Meeting Darwin’s last challenge: toward a global tree of human languages and genes" coordinated by Professor Giuseppe Longobardi, PI, running from December 2012 to November 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.

The project is by definition interdisciplinary, and the work of the linguistic researchers in York is complemented by the participation of population geneticists and molecular anthropologists based at the University of Ferrara and the University of Bologna-Alma Mater Studiorum.

Project webpage: https://www.york.ac.uk/language/research/projects/completed/langelin/.