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Université de Fribourg

Mark-recapture Estimates of Survival in Populations of the Asp Viper, Vipera aspis aspis

Flatt, Thomas ; Dummermuth, Stefan ; Anholt, Bradley R.

In: Journal of Herpetology, 1997, vol. 31, no. 4, p. 558-564

We estimated th eannual survivorship of two populations of the asp viper, Vipera aspis aspis, by recapturing known dult individuals in the field over six and nine years respectively. The snakes at the two study sites in th eJura mountains of northwestern Switzerland were active between mid-March and mid-October. Vispera a. aspis is easily captured by hand, has individually recognizable marks and...

Université de Fribourg

Does the territoriality principle work in practice? : The principle’s applicability to the Romansh area in the Swiss Canton of Grisons

Grünert, Matthias

In: Methods in Contemporary Linguistics, 2012, p. 463-486

The present paper addresses the question of territoriality with reference to the Swiss minority language Romansh, taking account of the contributions of jurists who were dealing with the legal situation in Switzerland and showing the importance of the principle in the common perception of the national languages of Switzerland. Furthermore, insights from a philosopher, Philippe Van Parijs, who has...

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Université de Fribourg

19. Multilingualism in Switzerland

Grünert, Matthias

In: Manual of Romance Sociolinguistics, 2018, p. 526-548

This chapter deals with the two Romance languages which are officially recognized as minority languages of Switzerland, Romansh and Italian, and with Francoprovençal and French dialects spoken marginally in the francophone area of Switzerland. Romansh, the language that has gained new recognition in the process leading to the quadrilingual Swiss Confederation, is considered in most detail. The...

Université de Fribourg

Health-related quality of life in migrant preschool children

Puder, Jardena ; Pinto, Ana Margarida ; Bonvin, Antoine ; Bodenman, Patrick ; Munsch, Simone ; Kriemler, Susi ; Marques-Vidal, Pedro

In: BMC Public Health, 2013, vol. 13, no. 384, p. 1–9

Background Minority groups have a lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL), but there is little information if this finding also applies to children. In this study, we compared HRQOL between young children with and without migrant parents. Methods Two cross-sectional studies of culturally diverse preschool populations in Switzerland: Ballabeina (40 preschools, 258 girls and 232 boys aged 4 to...

Université de Neuchâtel

Représenter les étudiant·e·s extra-européen·ne·s dans le discours politique suisse (1900-2015) : garantie de compétitivité internationale ou concurrence à refréner ?

Gillabert, Matthieu ; Riaño, Yvonne

In: Géo-Regards, revue neuchâteloise de géographie (Les étudiants internationaux), 2017, vol. 10, p. 11-29

This article contributes to our understanding of how foreign students are represented in Swiss political discourses. It takes a historical perspective by examining how non-European students are represented in discourses mobilized at the federal level between 1900 and 2015. Students are portrayed as being either an asset or a threat. In the first case, such representations serve to legitimize...

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Climate Change Impacts on Hydropower Management

Gaudard, Ludovic ; Gilli, Manfred ; Romerio, Franco

In: Water Resources Management, 2013, vol. 27, no. 15, p. 5143-5156