Author : Bernard Comrie & Norval Smith
Publication date : 1977
This template was designed to describe the grammar of a language in detail and with labeled sections ensuring comparability of the description across languages.
The template is organized as follows:
''A questionnaire primarily designed for grammar-writing, but with useful structural questions that should be addressed in the field; the Lingua Questionnaire underlies the North Holland/Croom Helm/Routledge Descriptive grammar series. This questionnaire provides the basic questions for the description of many of the constructions found in human language. A large number of grammars have been written based on the questionnaire. These constitute excellent models for users of the questionnaire." (Typological tools for field linguistics website, http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/tools-at-lingboard/questionnaire/lingua-descriptive_description.php)