Author : Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm
Publication date : 2007
Questionnaire URL : http://temperature.ling.su.se/index.php/Main_Page
Bibliographical references :
Koptjevskaja Tamm, Maria, Sahlgren, Magnus and Vejdemo, Susanne. Linguistics of temperature project.
The main general issue dealt with in the project is the conceptualisation of temperature in natural languages as reflected in their systems of central temperature terms, such as hot, cold, to freeze, etc.
The questionnaire begins with a listing task, where all temperature-related expressions must be listed along with translations. The user must then describe the properties of each temperature expression for the various subdomains of temperature (tactile, ambient, body, ...), along with the exact semantics and grammatical constructions. The final section asks the user to generalize on the meanings and properties of the expressions discussed. An appendix provides examples of English expressions illustrating the different subdomains.
The questionnaire was developed within the context of a project focusing on "the conceptualisation of temperature in natural languages as reflected in their systems of central temperature terms (hot, cold, to freeze, etc)" funded by the Swedish Scientific Council 2009-2011.
"The project is envisaged as an integrated lexical-typological study of the temperature domain with the aim of describing and accounting for the cross-linguistic variation within it from three different angles: