Date: Tue, 5 Dec 1995 17:29:35 MST
From: Tom Uharriet UTOM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ADMN.712.NEBO.EDU
Subject: Re: Language and Intelligence
I'm just curious to know if anybody out there still holds the belief that
a persons intelligence can be measured by the way they speak?
Some aspects of a person's intelligence are certainly linguistic.
What is meant by "the way they speak"? Are you referring to speech
abnormalities, idiolect, breadth of vocabulary, delivery dynamincs,
frequency of oral communication, inflections, . . . , or . . . ?
Clearly, there is no dialect/intelligence connection. But the fact
that we all think in language suggests some correlation between our
language and our intelligence.
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