Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 10:02:10 -0800 From: Mary Bucholtz Subject: Re: Vocabulary & IQ > > Now: what to do about people who are not from the normative population? We > have a host of "culture-free" tests; I like the Raven Progressive Matrices > best. Those tests use language-free problems to get at the IQ, and do > acceptably at getting at IQ potential. Surely language-free and culture-free are not the same thing. And surely the whole notion of testing is deeply rooted in culture. Mary Bucholtz Department of Linguistics University of California, Berkeley