Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 07:03:58 -0600

From: "Salikoko S. Mufwene" s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UCHICAGO.EDU

Subject: Re: Language and Intelligence

In message Wed, 6 Dec 1995 00:12:34 -0800,

Rima & Kim McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET writes:

My husband the psychologist says that while we may recognize that accents,

dialects et al. are not good indicators of intelligence, vocabulary is

amongst our best indicators.

I hear of psychologists using the vocabulary to assess the level of

cognitive development. Is this the same thing as the vocabulary being

"among the best indicators" of intelligence? I thought these are different




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