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Université de Neuchâtel

Referential Choices in a Collaborative Storytelling Task: Discourse Stages and Referential Complexity Matter

Fossard, Marion ; Achim, Amélie M. ; Rousier-Vercruyssen, Lucie ; Gonzalez, Sylvia ; Bureau, Alexandre ; Champagne-Lavau, Maud

In: Frontiers in Psychology, 2018, vol. 9, no. 176, p. 1-18

During a narrative discourse, accessibility of the referents is rarely fixed once and for all. Rather, each referent varies in accessibility as the discourse unfolds, depending on the presence and prominence of the other referents. This leads the speaker to use various referential expressions to refer to the main protagonists of the story at different moments in the narrative. This study relies...

Université de Neuchâtel

Adjustment of speaker’s referential expressions to an addressee’s likely knowledge and link with theory of mind abilities

Achim, Amélie M. ; Fossard, Marion ; Couture, Sophie ; Achim, André

In: Frontiers in Psychology, 2015, vol. 6, no. 823, p. 1-11

To communicate cooperatively, speakers must determine what constitutes the common ground with their addressee and adapt their referential choices accordingly. Assessing another person’s knowledge requires a social cognition ability termed theory of mind (ToM). This study relies on a novel referential communication task requiring probabilistic inferences of the knowledge already held by an...

Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme

Best strategy through Marketing Alliances for Switzerland Tourism North America

Bourquin, Charlotte ; Holleran, James (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme, 2013.

Having partnerships with Marketing Alliances has been proved to be an effective way for Switzerland Tourism North America to push the Destination promotion and sales as well as increase the awareness of Switzerland with the network. The two existing partnerships are with Virtuoso and Signature Travel Network, both luxury/leisure focused companies. Particularly successful results have been...

Université de Neuchâtel

Collaboration in scientific visualization

Casera, Steve ; Kropf, Peter

In: 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD), 2008, p. 1091-1096

This paper discusses the key collaborative features of scientific visualization systems. An experiment with several groups of users has been conducted to evaluate the usability and effectiveness of collaborative tools in such a system. In particular, we compared audio and textual communication support for information exchange as well as the use of graphical indicators. Our analysis revealed the...

Université de Neuchâtel

A cultural psychological reflection on collaborative research (Conference Essay)

Cornish, Flora ; Zittoun, Tania ; Gillespie, Alex

In: ESF Exploratory Workshop on Collaborative Case Studies for a European Cultural Psychology, 2007, vol. 8, no. 3, p. 1-13

This essay reports on discussions that took place at a workshop on collaborative research in European cultural psychology. The production of knowledge in social interaction is, for sociocultural psychologists, something that is observed and theorised as it is undertaken by research participants. Researchers less frequently reflect on the social relations through which their own scientific...