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.
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,
00v0horvath[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bsuvc.bsu.edu