Revue Tranel

Revue Tranel
La collection TRANEL (TRAvaux NEuchâtelois de Linguistique), revue de l'Institut des Sciences du langage et de la communication de l'Université de Neuchâtel, créée en 1980, paraît deux fois par an. Les volumes sont édités sur papier, mais toute la collection est également disponible en accès libre sur RERO doc. Ses orientations sont diverses : sémantique, pragmatique, syntaxe, logopédie, sociolinguistique, analyse conversationnelle, bilinguisme, terminologie, changement diachronique, variation, compétences linguistiques, etc. La revue donne un aperçu des recherches menées à l'Institut des Sciences du langage et de la Communication à l'UniNE, elle offre également l'opportunité pour des chercheurs d'autres horizons de proposer des thématiques originales et d'entreprendre l'édition d'un numéro.
Elle fonctionne sur le principe de la révision par les pairs, mais se réserve le droit de refuser la publication d'un article qui, même après révision, serait jugé de qualité scientifique insuffisante par les experts.
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Art versus amusement: what do photos allow people to do?

Hua, Fan

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 113-119

When discussing the aesthetic reaction, Vygotsky used a formula as an explanation: in a work of art, the form is always in conflict with the content, and the artist always overcomes content with form. Vygotsky unfolded the formula mostly in literature, however, he claimed that the formula can be applied to all other art forms. In this article, Vygotsky's formula is employed to photography....

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Is the power of weak ties universal? A cross-cultural comparison of social interaction in Argentina and Canada

Tilston, Ottilie ; Sandstrom, Gillian

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 6811, p. 107-112

Although we interact with a wide range of people on a daily basis, the social psychological literature has primarily focused on interactions with close friends and family (i.e. strong ties). Recent research carried out on Canadian students suggests emotional benefits to interacting with acquaintances (i.e. weak social ties). The present study investigates whether this 'weak tie effect' holds in...

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A design approach to team coordination

Avdiji, Hazbi ; Missonier, Stéphanie

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 97-106

Team coordination over long time scales has been analyzed through two dominant perspectives: the contingency approach and the discursive approach. While they produced extensive theoretical contributions, these two perspectives are not well-suited to understand team coordination in changing and uncertain situations such as innovation projects. In this paper, we propose a design approach to...

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Sharing emotions impacts computer-supported collaborative processes: effect of an emotion awareness tool

Avry, Sunny ; Molinary, Gaëlle

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 85-96

There is a large consensus among researchers on the significant role of emotions in group effectiveness and performance. Emotion awareness tools (EATs) have been developed in recent years allowing members of a group to identify with their own- and their partner's emotions through a computer-mediated collaboration. In this study, we report the impact of an EAT on socio-cognitive and relational...

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Intentional communication in primates

Zuberbühler, Klaus

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 69-75

Human communication, including language, is the product of underlying intentions that are purposely expressed, epistemically monitored and flexibly interpreted. A main question in science has been about the evolutionary origins of this cognitive capacity. One way to address the problem is by studying the natural communication of animals, particularly nonhuman primates. As everything in biology,...

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Sharing perception when using hands-on exhibits in science centres: the case of vocal depiction

Brandenberger, Christina ; Hottiger, Christoph

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 59-68

There are various situations in our daily lives in which we share sensory perceptions in interaction, but research on how exactly we do this is relatively scarce and has often focused primarily on the visual and auditory channels. In this paper, we suggest an approach based on the methods of multimodal conversation analysis which also considers other perceptual fields, especially touch. By means...

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Explicitation sequences in conversation: some considerations on formulations, candidate inferences and grounding

Chernyshova, Elizaveta

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 51-58

This conversation analysis study focuses on sequences where speakers make a piece of information explicit (explicitation sequences). Among others, formulations (Heritage & Watson 1979) and candidate inferences (turns submitting an inference and requiring a confirmation in a second position) can initiate an explicitation. Based on a short analysis of conversational data in French this study shows...

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On the negotiation of the issue in discussions among young children and their parents

Schär, Rebecca G.

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 17-25

When analyzing argumentative discussions between young children and adults, it emerged that in some cases, adults and children do not share the same issue at the beginning of an interaction. The present contribution makes a first step in investigating how issues are negotiated among the discussants so that this diverging understanding can be overcome. To do so, an example from a corpus of...

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Designing dialogue: argumentation as conflict management in social interaction

Greco, Sara

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 7-15

The escalation of disagreement into overt conflict in social interaction can be avoided, if disagreement is managed through argumentative dialogue. This paper explores the characteristics of argumentative dialogue and presents the role of third parties who design spaces for others' dialogue. After discussing the prototypical example of dispute mediators, this contribution considers other informal...

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"Well if we're wrong it's your fault": Negotiating participation in the EFL classroom

Skogmyr Marian, Klara ; Kunitz, Silvia

In: Revue Tranel, 2017, vol. 67, p. 49-77

This micro-longitudinal conversation analytic study investigates how a group of 7th grade students in Sweden negotiates participation frameworks in EFL group work. The analysis follows the changes in participation of one student, Emma, during a collaborative vocabulary quiz used to test a homework assignment. At first, Emma's participation in the task is limited and her contributions are...