Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 07:03:58 -0600 From: "Salikoko S. Mufwene" Subject: Re: Language and Intelligence In message Wed, 6 Dec 1995 00:12:34 -0800, Rima & Kim McKinzey 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 things! Sali. ********************************************************************** Salikoko S. Mufwene s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] University of Chicago 312-702-8531; FAX: 312-702-9861 Department of Linguistics 1010 East 59th Street Chicago, IL 60637 **********************************************************************