Areal questionnaires


  • Questionnaire élaboré dans le cadre du projet ANR "Les Parlers du Croissant". La zone du Croissant linguistique correspond à la frange Nord du Massif Central. Les parlers gallo-romans qu'on y pratique traditionnellement (et dont les locuteurs ont généralement plus de 70 ans) présentent simultanément des traits typiques des variétés d'oc et d'oïl. Ce projet a pour but d'aborder les parlers du Croissant dans une perspective multidisciplinaire.


  • I created this questionnaire for my master's dissertation at the Université Paris-Diderot and the University of Edinburgh (Erasmus), under the supervision of Prof Agnes Celle. I organised a short field trip in the Scottish Borders in early January to get as much data as possible. It was an invaluable experience and more of these concrete experimental methods should be encouraged in the future.

    Special thanks are due to Dr Anthony Bour (University of Freiburg) for providing basic guidelines in the creation of the questionnaire. 


  • It was developed by Bettina Zeisler, within the framework of the DFG project "Evidentiality, epistemic modality, and speaker attitude in Ladakhi -Modality and the interface for semantics, pragmatics, and grammar"

    "This questionnaire has been developed primarily for the Tibetic languages, and is, in its initial stage, biased towards the Ladakhi dialects. In order to make it more universally applicable to Tibetic-type systems I should greatly welcome input from researchers around the world." (Zeisler, 2016: 1)


  • " The earliest version of this word list was created by Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO, directed at that time by Georges Cœdès). The EFEO printed this list as a leaflet which was entrusted to civil servants of the colonial administration (Questionnaire linguistique, Hanoi: Imprimerie d'Extrême-Orient, 1938), aiming at extensive coverage of language varieties. The investigation was launched in 1938. Filled leaflets were gradually gathered at EFEO in Hanoi, until the process was interrupted by the war (in 1940).


  • This verb list is extracted from a volume of word lists edited by Austin Hale. The volume was dedicated to a comparison of the languages of Nepal, and the words are presented in English, Nepali and then in a few minority languages of Nepal (Jirel, Sherpa, Sunwar, Khaling, Newari, Chepang). The volume can be found at the following URL:


  • The questionnaire was used in Akan to develop the African Anaphora Database, which is part of the Afranaph project directed by Ken Safir.

  • Le présent matériel a été élaboré dans le contexte d’une étude phonologique de plusieurs langues chibcha du Costa Rica (bribri, cabécar, malecu), plus précisément dans le cadre d'une thèse de doctorat de l'Université Lumière Lyon 2 et du Laboratoire Dynamique Du Langage (UMR 5596), menée par Natacha Chevrier et encadrée par Sophie Manus (Lyon 2, DDL) et Gérard Philippson (Inalco, DDL).

  • Ce kit a été développé dans le cadre de ma thèse de doctorat intitulée "Le iaai aujourd'hui: évolutions sociolinguistiques et linguistiques d'une langue kanak de Nouvelle-Calédonie" et soutenue le 11 décembre 2013 à l'Université Lumière-Lyon 2 (sous la co-direction de Colette Grinevald & Claire Moyse-Faurie). La thèse a été financée par une Bourse d'Encouragement à la Recherche Universitaire du Gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et les terrains d'enquête par les laboratoires de tutelles : Dynamique Du Langage (UMR 5596, CNRS) & LACITO (UMR 7107, CNRS). 


  • "The suggested questionnaire by no means claims to be exhaustive and can easily be supplemented with both new questions and illustrative material." (Kulikov, 2010: 1) All suggestions, criticisms and comments on this questionnaire will be greatly appreciated.


  • ''This material was developed by Benjamin Bruening of the University of Delaware as part of a project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (grant number BCS-0518308). The purpose of the project is to investigate the syntax of quantifiers and scope in the languages of the world. [...]