Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 06:40:33 -0500 From: SETH SKLAREY 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 > amongst?....uneducated? Hmmn?