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.

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),


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]