Questionnaire for quality verbs in African languages
In quite a few African languages property words are expressed through lexical items that are
clearly verbal in character. The verbal behaviour of these items varies from language to language.
This questionnaire provides a tool to guide the description of such verbs expressing property
concepts in African languages. It has been developed as a typological-oriented questionnaire for
descriptive linguists and fieldworkers allowing them to determine the possible existence and
language-specific characteristics of a word class of „quality verbs‟.
Stefan Elders, Amina Mettouchi, Holger Tröbs