Numerical size comparisons in a phonologically transparent script. Academic Article uri icon


  • When native readers of English are to judge which of two numbers is larger in value, their responses are influenced by the numbers' physical size. Interference occurs for digit and word modes of presentation when numerical and physical size cues conflict. The present study examined numerical size comparisons for digits and for words written in a syllabic script (Hindi) and in an alphabetic script (English). Significant interference was observed for digits and for English words only. The lack of interference for Hindi number words is discussed in terms of a greater reliance on phonological recoding in phonologically transparent scripts. 1985 Psychonomic Society, Inc.

published proceedings

  • Percept Psychophys

author list (cited authors)

  • Vaid, J.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Vaid, J

publication date

  • June 1985