Georgiy Starostin

Georgiy Sergeevich "George" Starostin (Russian: Гео́ргий Серге́евич Ста́ростин; born 4 July 1976) is a Russian linguist who presides the Center of Comparative Studies at the Russian State University for the Humanities. He is an active participant of the Santa Fe Institute's Evolution of Human Languages project. He is the son of the late Sergei Anatolyevich Starostin (1953–2005), and carries on several of his father's projects.

Starostin is the son of the late Sergei Starostin (1953–2005), formerly Russia's leading specialist in comparative linguistics and head of the so-called 'Moscow school' of that field.

Since the early 2000s he has worked at the Center of Comparative Studies at the Russian State University for the Humanities, where he also teaches, as well as serves as head of the Department of Far Eastern Philology at the same institution; specializing in Dravidian, general Nostratic, Sino-Tibetan (mainly Chinese), Yenisseian, and Khoisan studies. He carries on several of his father's projects, including the participation at the Santa Fe Institute.

With John Bengtson, Starostin edited the journal Mother Tongue in 2003. He is also a music blogger.

Starostin's research focuses on the Evolution of Human Languages project; The Tower of Babel, a publicly searchable online database containing information about many Eurasia's language families; and STARLING, a software package to aid comparative linguists.

The Evolution of Human Languages (EHL) is an international project on "the linguistic prehistory of humanity" coordinated by the Santa Fe Institute. The project distinguishes about 6000 languages spoken in the world nowadays, and aims to provide a detailed classification similar to the accepted classification of biological species.

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