Questionnaires relating to Phonological and Grammatical Domains in Languages
These questionnaires were developed by the AUTOTYP project. AUTOTYP is a large-scale research
program with goals in both quantitative and qualitative typology. In quantitative typology,
it is interested in detecting and explaining geographical distributions of typological
features and in producing statistical estimates of universal preferences as well as of genealogical
inheritance and areal diffusion potentials. In qualitative typology, it aims at a systematic
analysis of the kinds of variation found in various typological domains. Two questionnaires
are provided, one on phonological domains and the other on grammatical domains. The project
and the role of the questionnaires is explained on the project website.
The AUTOTYP research program for typological databasing was founded and is administered
by Balthasar Bickel (University of Zurich) and Johanna Nichols (University of California,Berkeley).