The language of magnitude comparison

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Matthews, William; Dylman, Alexandra S;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
  • Subject: Comparative judgment | Language | Magnitude comparison

When two objects differ in magnitude, their relation can be described with a "smaller" comparative (e.g., "less", "shorter", "lower") or a "larger" comparative (e.g., "more", "taller", "higher"). We show that, across multiple dimensions and tasks, English speakers prefe... View more
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