Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 14:00:01 -0500

From: Vera Horvath 00v0horvath[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BSUVC.BSU.EDU

Subject: SES in sociolinguistics

I apologize if this posting appears twice on the list. I sent the same

message out about 24 hours ago, and I don't know what happened to it,

so I am reposting.

Dear ADS-L-ers,

I am looking for a very "orthodox" measurement of SES / social class for

the purposes of a sociolinguistic study. Ideally, what I would like to find

is a published questionnaire or a study where the questionnaire that was

used to assess SES is recoverable. I would also like to hear from you if you

have designed or used such a questionnaire for the assessment of SES and

willing to share it with me.

I would like to be able to say that this questionnaire (and the study) is fairly

typical of its kind, (i.e. of studies which use SES to assess social standing), so

that I can compare it with my own measurement of social class and see which one

correlates better with linguistic data.

Any ideas, suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

Vera Horvath

00v0horvath[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]