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]