Correlations in the population structure of music, genes and language

Proc. R. Soc. B Vol/Iss. 281(1774) The Royal Society Published In Pages: 1-7
By Brown, Steven, Savage, Patrick E., Ko, Albert Min-Shan, Stoneking, Mark, Ko, Ying-Chin, Loo, Jun-Hun, Trejaut, Jean A.


Genetic distance will be positively associated with linguistic variability (2).


The relationship becomes insignificant when controlling for geographical distance (p = 0.071, r = 0.49).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Mantel testPartially Supportedp = 0.006r = 0.49one-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Genetic distanceAssociationGenetics
Linguistic VariabilityAssociationLinguistic Identification