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.
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Comment peut-on formaliser une pratique? Une approche sémiotique

Perusset, Alain

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 129-135

The aim of this paper is to show how, from a semiotic point of view, it is possible to conceptualize a practice. More specifically, we'll identify, then present the actants necessarily presupposed by any action's path. In conclusion, we'll clarify the difference that matters to operate between the concepts of event, practice and interaction.

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Interaction ou inter-actions? Deux conceptions de la notion d'interaction

Grossen, Michèle

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 121-128

This article aims at discussing two main definitions of the concept of interaction: the first one assumes that an interaction is the sum of individual actions (inter-actions) while the second one assumes that interaction is an inseparable unit of analysis. They constitute what can be called a factorial vs. dialogical conception of interaction. After having presented these two conceptions and...

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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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Apprentissage social affectif et appréciation de l'émotion: structuration des interactions socioémotionnelles

Dukes, Daniel

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 77-84

This paper highlights a novel concept that focuses on obtaining knowledge through the observation of others. In the same way as social learning is concerned with learning from others how to use objects in the environment through various forms of imitation, what we have called 'affective social learning' is concerned with learning how to value objects in the environment through the emotional...

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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...