Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 16:21:44 -0500
From: Vera Horvath 00v0horvath[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BSUVC.BSU.EDU
Subject: SES in sociolinguistics
This is the third time I am trying to get this message through. I apologize for
the eventual multiple postings, but there is no indication (for me that the
first two got posted.
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),
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