Ordinal Linguistic Personification as a Variant of Synesthesia

@article{Simner2007OrdinalLP,
  title={Ordinal Linguistic Personification as a Variant of Synesthesia},
  author={Julia Simner and Emma Holenstein},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={694-703}
}
This study examines the principles underlying ordinal linguistic personification (OLP): the involuntary and automatic tendency in certain individuals to attribute animate-like qualities such as personality and gender to sequential linguistic units (e.g., letters, numerals, days, months). This article aims to provide four types of evidence that OLP constitutes a form of synesthesia and is likely to have the same neurodevelopmental basis. We show that (a) OLP significantly co-occurs with other… 
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