Revue Tranel

Revue Tranel
The TRANEL collection (TRAvaux NEuchâtelois de Linguistique), journal of the Institute of Linguistics and Communication of the University of Neuchatel, established in 1980, is published twice a year. The volumes are published on paper, but the entire collection is also available free of charge on RERO doc. Its directions are various : semantics, pragmatics, syntax, speech therapy, sociolinguistics, conversational analysis, bilingualism, terminology, diachronic change, variation, language skills, etc. The journal provides an overview of research at the Institute of Linguistics and Communication, it also provides an opportunity for researchers from other backgrounds to offer original themes and begin editing an issue.
It works on the principle of peer review, but reserves itself the right to refuse publication of an article, even after revision, that would be considered of insufficient scientific quality by experts.
Université de Neuchâtel

Möchten ist nicht mögen: ein siebtes Modalverb im Deutschen

Näf, Anton

In: Revue Tranel (Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique), 2011, vol. 55, p. 111-137

This paper argues that in present-day German, the form möchten should no longer be considered and classified as the conjunctive II-form of mögen, but rather as the infinitive of a distinct modal verb möchten. With evidence taken from corpus linguistic investigations, it is shown that the two modal verbs have split in contemporary German on the morphological, semantic and pragmatic levels. In...

Université de Neuchâtel

Mais, ce n'est qu'un exemple!

Näf, Anton

In: Revue Tranel (Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique), 1992, vol. 18, p. 141-154

Université de Neuchâtel

Pour ériger des passerelles entre les terminologies grammaticales française et allemande

Näf, Anton

In: Revue Tranel (Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique), 1999, vol. 31, p. 79-93

This article proposes a new set of criteria intended for the comparison of grammatical terminologies for different languages. Applied to French and German, the mother tongue and the first «foreign» language taught in public schools in the French speaking part of Switzerland, the proposed criteria result in a classification into five subgroups, ranging from simple synonymy (préposition...

Université de Neuchâtel

Les francophones face aux cas de l’allemand: un cas désespéré?

Näf, Anton

In: Revue Tranel (Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique), 2002, vol. 37, p. 115-143

It is a well-known fact that learning to use the correct cases in German represents a major problem for speakers of French. The main difficulty resides in the fact that, when constructing an utterance in German as a foreign language, learners have to deal simultaneously, so to speak, with both syntactical and morphological constraints. The former concern the choice of the correct case or...