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

Dialogkonstitution und Sequenzmuster in der SMS- und WhatsApp-Kommunikation

König, Katharina

In: Revue Tranel (Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique), 2015, vol. 63, p. 87-107

The paper contrasts a monological approach to the analysis of mobile phone text messaging with a dialogical analysis which takes the interactive nature of text messaging as its starting point. Based on a corpus of dyadic text message dialogues, the "classic" text message format is compared to internet-based WhatsApp messages in a conversation-analytic approach. It is argued that WhatsApp messages...

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Audiovisuelle Sprechererkennung durch linguistisch naive Personen

Sutter, Sibylle ; Dellwo, Volker

In: Revue Tranel (Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique), 2013, vol. 59, p. 167-181

Human speech perception is not only based on acoustic speech signals but also on visual cues like lip or jaw movements. Based on this assumption we used a between-subject design to test listeners’ speaker identification ability in a voice line-up after they were familiarized with a speaker under either of the following condition: (a) visual and degraded acoustic information, (b) degraded...

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Rhythmische Variabilität bei synchronem Sprechen und ihre Bedeutung für die forensische Sprecheridentifizierung

Friedrichs, Daniel ; Dellwo, Volker

In: Revue Tranel (Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique), 2013, vol. 59, p. 149-166

Humans are able to speak in synchrony with each other. The present study investigated whether four temporal correlates of speech rhythm (%V, nPVI-C, nPVI-V, nPVI-CV) adapt when speaking in synchrony with a recording. The experimental setting consisted of three conditions: Eight participants read three sentences out loud (read), four of them were asked to speak in synchrony (sync) with the same...

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Sprachrhythmus bei bilingualen Sprechern

Schmid, Stephan ; Dellwo, Volker

In: Revue Tranel (Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique), 2013, vol. 59, p. 109-126

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Korpuspragmatische Analysen alpinistischer Literatur

Bubenhofer Noah ; Scharloth, Joachim

In: Revue Tranel (Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique), 2011, vol. 55, p. 241-259

A view on linguistic data in the sense of corpus pragmatics leads to new insights in the domains of sociolinguistics, discourse linguistics and cultural studies. In corpus pragmatics, recurrent patterns of language use are interpreted as a result of social actions. Using modern corpus linguistic methods, these recurrent patterns of language use can be extracted in a data driven way from...

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Von der sprachlichen Oberfläche zum Muster : Zur qualitativen Interpretation syntagmatischer Profile

Steyer, Kathrin

In: Revue Tranel (Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique), 2011, vol. 55, p. 219-239

This paper discusses a corpus-driven approach to the study of multi-word expressions (MWE) (in our terminology: Usuelle Wortverbindungen UWV). Our approach is based on collocation data and syntagmatic profiles. Several interpretative steps lead from the language surface structure to MWE to more abstract multi-word patterns (MWP). MWP contain fixed components as well as slots, which are filled by...

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Von Dozierenden und Emeritierenden: substantivierte Partizip-I-Formen im heutigen Deutsch

Elmiger, Daniel

In: Revue Tranel (Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique), 2011, vol. 55, p. 163-179

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...

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Vergleichbarkeit von sprachstatistischen Messungen

Quasthoff, Uwe ; Eckart, Thomas

In: Revue Tranel (Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique), 2011, vol. 55, p. 45-57

The quality of a measurement can be described by a specification of the process creating the result and by inspection of the result. In the case of inspection, an exact measurement of previously specified parameters ensures compatibility of different measurements performed by different researchers on similar objects. The compa-rison of different measured values requires an exact description of...