Max Planck Institute
for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Linguistics

Typological tools for field linguistics


Information Structure

The Questionnaire for Information Structure (QUIS) is designed for the investigation of information structure from a typological perspective. It provides a tool for the collection of natural linguistic data, both spoken and written, and, secondly, for the elaboration of grammars of information structure in genetically diverse languages.

The questionnaire
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Developed by
Stavros Skopeteas, Ines Fiedler, Sam Hellmuth, Anne Schwarz, Ruben Stoel, Gisbert Fanselow, Caroline Féry, Manfred Krifka

Skopeteas, Stavros et al. 2006. Questionnaire on Information Structure. ISIS Volume 4. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam.