Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 00:12:34 -0800 From: Rima & Kim McKinzey Subject: Re: Language and Intelligence At 4:13 PM 12/5/95, STEPHANIE RAE WELLS wrote: >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? 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. (And on a personal note, I must admit that when I hear a really heavy, thick Southern/ NY /Oklahoman/etc. accent I have to concentrate on not immediately thinking stupid -or at least uneducated.) Rima