Place-names (toponyms) are at the intersection of spatial language, culture, and cognition. This questionnaire prepares the researcher to answer three overarching questions: how to formally identify place-names in the research language (i.e. according to morphological and syntactic criteria); what places place-names are employed to refer to (e.g. human settlements, landscape sites); and how places are semantically construed for this purpose. The questionnaire can in principle be answered using an existing database. However, additional elicitation with language consultants is recommended.
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- Bohnemeyer, Jürgen. 2001. Toponym questionnaire. In Stephen C. Levinson & N.J. Enfield (eds.), Manual for the field season 2001, 55-61. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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