Questionnaires can be an important tool in linguistic fieldwork for a variety of reasons.
Some questionnaires are aimed at assisting a field worker who is relatively inexperienced in a particular
area of linguistics in gathering the full range of data in that area. Other questionnaires focus on finding
typologically interesting information about some aspect of the grammar of a language and may not be intended
for the preparation of a general description of the language. We include questionnaires of both types.
For many of the questionnaires below there are language descriptions whose authors have used the questionnaire
in gathering the data for a language description or a typological work. In some cases the same website
containing the questionnaire also contains such descriptions. These descriptions can be a useful guide to the
use of the questionnaire.