Université de Neuchâtel

Structuration du raconter et évaluation de la racontabilité dans l'entretien médiatique

Merminod, Gilles

In: Bulletin VALS-ASLA, 2015, p. 73-95

In this study, we assume that the organisation of storytelling activity is sensitive to emerging norms and, specifically, to what is worth telling from a participant's perspective. We associate the methods of conversation analysis with a labovian approach to oral narratives and examine how storytelling is collaboratively and sequentially built during a radio interview parody. After discussing the...

Université de Neuchâtel

Décrire une activité verbale et proposer une norme pour enseigner un savoir-faire: l'exemple d'un manuel de storytelling

Merminod, Gilles

In: Bulletin VALS-ASLA, 2015, vol. T2, p. 123-139

This paper describes and analyses language norms in a storytelling manual published in the Frenchspeaking part of Switzerland. In the manual, storytelling is conceived as a means of persuasion and thus it appears that an appropriate storytelling should lead to believe or to act. What exactly is "appropriateness" in this specific case? In order to examine this issue, this paper addresses three...

Université de Neuchâtel

(Re)constituer un espace public et promouvoir le débat sans prendre position

Merminod, Gilles

In: Bulletin VALS-ASLA, 2013, vol. 98, p. 129-153

This paper presents the analysis of a website created in 2011 by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) to support an information campaign about the organ donation. Observing how a Swiss institution publicly communicates about an issue belonging to the private sphere, this paper describes how the semiotic and discursive resources are mobilised to meet specific goals: promoting discussion and...